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 his merchandise. Well it turns out it was a good idea because his sixth robbery has lead the police to a suspect. They’ve pinpointed the merchandise to two locations and have linked the suspect to both. As of yet he’s still at large, but at least the property is recoverable.
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. The number of vehicles contaminated by the event is astounding.
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 fairly significant bit for the geoviz part of Titan and is definitely a type of data that people are interested in sharing (or at least using what is shared). Either way, the new update means I need to log on to my Windows box that is sitting neglected in the corner to look at the new goodies.