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BrightKite – social location web app

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I have started taking a tour of some of the location based social apps that are out there since I haven’t had time to write code myself. The first one have been playing with is brightkite.com which can act as a stand alone web app, a location feed for Twitter and works with Yahoo’s Fire […]

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India getting into the lunar mapping game

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At a press conference on Monday, officials from India’s ISRO announced that they are planning to launch the Chandrayaan-I satellite that will orbit the Moon for two years on a terrain mapping mission. This will be part of India’s long-range efforts toward a planned manned lunar mission within the next decade. I think it’s really […]

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AAG New Media session recap

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I am a bit behind in posting a roundup of the New Media session from the AAG, but we had great participants, a good (if small) audience, and a terrible time (supper time). The line up was: Sue Vajoczki – McMaster University Adena Schutzberg – Penn State and Directions Magazine Sue Bergeron – WVU and […]

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GPS on the iPhone…really?

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The rumor mill has kicked in for the 2nd Gen (3G) iPhone that seems to be just on the horizon. The rumors include the addition of a GPS receiver in the new phone. This is a bit curious since there is such a great location based technology in the existing firmware with the wifi location […]

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Leo Laporte talks location again

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This weeks MacBreak Weekly (Episode 86) ended with Leo talking about Ovolab’s GeoPhoto and its use to geotag photos (RAW, jpg, etc) and about the importance of geotagging information for web use. As always an interesting “outsiders” perspective on geospatial technologies provided by a great tech podcast. The TWiT Netcast Network with Leo Laporte

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Landsat Archive to be Made Available at No Charge

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Our readers Michelle and Ed both gave me a heads-up on the USGS’ plans and timeline for making the entire Landsat archive of imagery (with less than 20% cloud cover) available for download at no charge. The Landsat program has been an amazing success story, and its archives are really an incredible resource for research […]

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Earth Day contest winners

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To wrap up Earth Day here on the east coast(ish) of the US I would like to congratulate the winners of our Earth Day contest. The two runners up who will receive VerySpatial shirts were Harsha from India and Graham from South Africa (I think). Our grand prize winner of a VS branded flash drive […]