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Special Episode 23…the correction

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The great and powerful Dave pointed out a couple of oversights in the post for SE 23 (thanks Dave!). I misspelled Aileen Buckley’s name (apologies Aileen) and I completely forgot to post the second half of the interview which was a discussion with Craig Gilgrass about how folks are taking to some of the Geodatabase […]

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One Seriously Geographic Car

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In more ways than one….. it’s the Think City! The article is rather lengthy but it’s well worth the read. This car touches on so many sub-disciplines of geography it’s almost scary – environmental issues, globalism, sustainability, mobile computing, and distributed information sharing. Not only is the car itself impressive, the business model is fairly […]

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Landscape as Art…..Literally

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Each year, people in the Japanese village of Inakadate create works of art in their rice fields by planting different colored varieties of rice within the main green-leafed variety. This year, the fields recreate 2 famous wood block prints from Japanese artist Hokusai, the Great Wave and Red Fuji. They are pretty cool, and will […]

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CyArk 3D Heritage Archive

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Although this actually launched a couple of months ago, I wanted to point out the CyArk 3D Heritage Archive, which has a great story behind it and touches on some of the research we do in the area of representing landscapes, especially past landscapes, through geospatial technologies and virtual reconstructions. The CyArk 3D Heritage Archive […]

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New Geoblog….. from the Future!

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Wired magazine is hosting a new geoblog from Bruce Sterling. However, there is a twist in that this is the blog of a fictional character named Harvey Feldspar and it takes place in the year 2017. For those unware of Sterling’s work, he’s a fairly prolific science fiction writer (particularly of short stories). A lot […]