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A true armchair traveler

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I found the CNN news story about a Lonely Planet writer who wrote about Brazil, Colombia, the Caribbean, Venezuela, Chile and South America possibly without ever leaving San Francisco fascinating. Although it harkens back to the 1700 -1900’s when some travel writers wrote completely inaccurate travel guides about countries they had never seen, technology has […]

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Our Tuesday presentation at AAG

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For those of you in Boston, Sue and I are coauthors (though I left off our names when I submitted it) with Trevor Harris in the session “The Participatory Geoweb” at 4:20 this afternoon. It is pretty much an extension of our book chapter from last year. Later this week Sue and I both present […]

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A Remote Tribe Goes High Tech With Google

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The Surui people, who have been so remote in the Brazilian forests that they were only ‘discovered’ in 1969, have turned to the high tech tools of Google Earth to help them protect their existence. Initial contacts with outsiders led them to fight, but bows and arrows proved rather useless compared to modern weapons. Since […]

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The ArcPad Dev Summit Video

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Over on the The ArcPad Team Blog they have been kind enough to link to their 2008 ESRI Developer Summit ArcPad Video. The video focuses on “Programming & Design Patterns for ArcPad” and features Craig Greenwald and Elvin Slavik, both of whom we have talked to on past episodes. This video and others from the […]