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New design in the avsp store

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In my eternal search for the next evolution of avsp t-shirt we came up with something that tickled me. The shirt (or cafe press item of your choice) says where: and sometimes who, what, when, how and why We will add this design to our giveaway t-shirts in the New Year.

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Google Throws Weight Behind Renewable Energy

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In other Google news, they have decided to invest some of their billions into renewable energy sources, like solar and wind. The plan is to make renewable sources cheaper than coal sources. It’s an ambitious goal, but it’s good to see even companies not in the energy sector realize the importance of growing our renewable […]

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Google Adds Terrain Features to Google Maps

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Google has added a few new features to its Google Maps application (funny how Google Local never really caught on, isn’t it?). One, they’ve added the ability to edit markers, which we mentioned in the past. Two, they’ve added a new “street view” function for some urban areas that’s worth a look see. I checked […]

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XNA and geospatial data

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So, now that our conference presentation is over, I thought I would tell a little bit about what I have been working on for the last few months that has eaten into my blogging time, among other things. After we finished our prototype virtual world last spring, recreating historical Morgantown, WV in ArcScene using SketchUp […]

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V1 on geospatial and gaming

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For those of you not subscribed to the V1 Magazine Newsletter, Jeff and Matt give their take on a topic we have often talked about, gaming technologies in the realm of geospatial. Check it out and let us know what you think about the subject. V1 Magazine – What is the Influence of Gaming on […]

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America’s Most Obese Cities

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Forbes has a run down of the most obese cities in the US. Suffice to say I have a few issues with their methodology, but it is interesting to see fully half of them (and arguably a couple more, depending on how you define the region) are in what I would call the South. As […]

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Wish someone a Mappy Birthday!

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While browsing the Web for those last few Christmas gifts, I came across these cool cards from Uncommon Goods. They’re birthday cards that are made from recycled topo maps, and you can get a set that includes 3 different card designs (8 cards total), 8 “Mapelope” envelopes made from recycled maps, and 16 mailing labels. […]

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The Whereabouts Clock

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Microsoft Research Cambridge has come up with a new device that is reminiscent of the Weasley’s family’s clock in the Harry Potter books – dubbed the Whereabouts Clock – which lets you see whether family members are at home, work, or school. What makes it science and not magic, though, is that the device uses […]