Cartography

Festival of Maps in Chicago

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There is a great website associated with the Festival of Maps that is taking place through February 2008. The site offers a chance to view sites via a map, search for specific content/events and browse by different map types. If you are going to Chicago in the near future definitely check out this great resource […]

Education

Guerrilla Geography

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Over in the UK a new movement has popped up…Guerrilla Geography. So far there has only been one activity so far where they have taken Geography education to the streets in Birmingham. The next event is planned for London in mid-October and future events already planned including a food fight event that I am waiting […]

Education

BBC NEWS | Virtual lessons stimulate students

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The BBC reported on a new teaching system in Singapore that utilizes ‘mixed reality’ technologies, a combination of real world information supported through visualization using head mounted displays. They use the HMDs to interact with planets, plants, and other objects. While I think this is a great idea, I am a little confused when it […]

Gadgets

To Catch a Thief…..Use GPS!

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A merchant in Indianapolis got tired of having his woodworking store burglarized (and as a budding wood worker, I can tell you some of that stuff costs one HECK of a lot of money!). In fact, he’d become a victim 5 times in ONE summer! What was his solution? Plant GPS devices in some of […]

general

Ten Most Polluted Places

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National Geographic has a photo essay/article about the top ten most polluted places on Earth. It’s unfortunate how many of them are located in the former Soviet Union areas. I found the photo of the cemetery of radioactive vehicles near Chernobyl to be the most disturbing. With luck, Chernobyl will be a one time event. […]

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Leica updates Titan

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Leica is rolling out the updates to Titan fairly regularly including today’s release which includes Terrain support, a custom drawing toolbar that includes KML export, and a navigational compass. I have to say that I was surprised that terrain support was on the bottom of the list in the announcement email as this is a […]

Events

ASPRS 2008 Call for Papers

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Just a quick reminder that the Call for Papers for the 2008 ASPRS conference in Portland are due by October 1, next Monday. The conference itself will take place April 28-May 2, 2008. American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 2008 Annual Conference

Education

Lilly, the Wonder Geographer!

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This is a incredible display by a 2 year old of geographic knowledge! The video runs rather long at 8 minutes or so, but it’s impressive to watch. This girl gets an impressive number of countries correct, some of which, sadly, I’m not sure I could find without a little work!