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VSTV Episode 30 – Autocad Map3D

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Peter Southwood, Technical Evangelist, Geospatial Solutions at Autodesk highlights a few features in Autocad Map3D and other geospatial products. Video from Autodesk World Press Days 2008. Click here to download VSTV Episode 30 full size (65 MB) Click here to download VSTV Episode 30 small size (21 MB)

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New EROS director

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February has definitely been a month for me to play catch-up. I just came across an article from early Feb in the Argus Leader about the new EROS director Eric Clemmons. Apparently he is moving to South Dakota from a position at NOAA where he was involved in their remote sensing group. With Landsat 8 […]

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Web design and geospatial

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Apparently there is a “traveling” web design conference called An Event Apart that will be hitting New Orleans April 24-25 and then Boston, Chicago and others every month or so. Of course it caught my attention since it is going to be in New Orleans. I am not sure if the speakers or topics change […]

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US Atlas of Renewable Resources

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While looking for some sample GIS data for a demo, I ran into the US Atlas of Renewable Resources, a project of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The atlas (which is still under development) includes a web mapping interface that show the geographic distribution of wind, biomass, geothermal and solar resources, and the NREL site […]

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Walking on Steep Terrain

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Researchers have verified what you probably do naturally on a steep slope – walk zig-zag. According to MSNBC, researchers at University of Southampton UK, found that zigzagging is the fastest way up or down a steep slope. Appropriately the university has its own hillwalking club. Deputy Dog has a list of the steepest streets in […]

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Microsoft Announces “Community Arcade”

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In more Microsoft news, they’ve announced a new “community arcade“. The idea is pretty simple – end users and budding game developers can now “launch” their titles on Xbox Live for end users to download. I think this has the potential for use as a teaching mechanism for science. Sue will be the first to […]