Gadgets

Garmin’s New York nuvifone announcement

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Wednesday evening Garmin apparently surprised a press event with their announcement of the nuvifone, the company’s first foray into the mobile phone market. The Garmin Blog has an amusing post about the event. The nuvifone itself is supposed to be available sometime in the third quarter of the year, according to the nuvifone webpage The […]

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Globe Glider – Try some geo-browsing

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Our reader Ed always sends us great links to cool applications and projects, and Globe Glider is another great find. According to the site, it’s a “geo-browser” with an interface that allows users to search and browse by location. Both a Google Maps and Virtual Earth interface are available (you can also use it in […]

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UK Interactive General Election Map

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We’ve highlighted some of the efforts to utilize web mapping platforms as a tool for organizing and presenting information about the US presidential election, but I just ran across a unique interactive web map for the UK’s current political makeup and what that would mean for the next General Election, put together for the Telegraph […]

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Regional Pizza Styles

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Anyone who’s been an avid pizza eater in the US knows there is a great deal of variation across the country on pizza. Most people know the difference between Chicago Deep Dish and New York style, but could you pick a New Haven style pie out of a lineup? Neither can I. Luckily for us […]

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YouTube and Google Maps bring you Super Tuesday Channel

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Google has already been plotting US presidential primary results on Google Maps and Google Earth, but in preparation for “Super Tuesday,” YouTube has a Super Tuesday channel that features a Google Maps interface that allows users to upload their own comments and multimedia related to the upcoming primaries. In addition, there are also videos from […]

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A New Geological Age!

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Have humans brought about a new Geological age? Seeing as we’re in a department that shares space with not only Geography but Geology, I occasionally scan for any new Geology news. Apparently this theory has been around for five years or so, but I just ran across it, so I’m reporting now. The idea is […]

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Highlighting a few geospatial podcasts

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I am, as usual, a bit behind on the blogs and podcasts. But as I am catching up (aka procrastinating writing) I wanted to highlight a couple of podcasts that have come out recently. Directions Podcast (Jan 17) – focuses on Agile development ESRI Speaker Series (Jan 16) – Interview with authors of Placing History