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GIS for Olympic Games traffic management

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China TransInfo Technology Corp. announced a couple of days ago that they will be developing an Olympic Games Traffic GIS Application System for Beijing’s Traffic Management Bureau. Although there are already traffic management systems in place apparently, Beijing is looking to be able track and manage street-level traffic in near real-time. Given Beijing’s general traffic […]

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Where Traveler – online travel guide

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I think it is safe to say that if you have ever traveled, you have probably seen a Where magazine or guide in the lobby or in the rack of travel documents and brochures of your hotel. It appears that the folks behind Where are taking the online plunge into travel guides with their site […]

Gadgets

Windows 7 Features Revealed!

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Looks like Microsoft is really going “hands on” (hehe… I crack myself up!) Check out the list from Gizmodo: There will be a OSX-like dock, though how OS X-like is yet to be seen. Multi-touch gestures in photogalleries like two-finger zoom, flicking, and panning. Think of the photo app on the Microsoft Surface table. Multi-touch […]

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Mobile location apps are poised

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Information has begun to roll out about the companies that have received support from the iPhone venture capital funding announced back in January…all two of them so far. Whrrl, a project from Pelago, is one of the first funded via the iPhone VC and is a location based social mapping site that focuses on rating […]

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New Poll – Operating Systems

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Our question for you this time around in the polls is what desktop Operating System do you prefer to use. I am a multi-OS guy, Windows (2000, XP, Vista, 2003) at work and MacOS X at home and Ubuntu waiting to be installed on a virtual machine. But I am well aware that this is […]

Cartography

Largest Self-Portrait in the World!

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Created with DHL shipping company and the help of GPS! It spans nearly every continent and shows a pretty elaborate path. While this might seem flippant, I think it shows an important intersection of technology and art. Anyone familiar with ancient maps can see the obvious art there, but I can’t say I’ve ever thought […]

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NASA’s Mars Lander Video Coverage

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NASA will be hosting the NASA mars landing video on today, Sunday the 25th. I’m betting that they’ll have it archived for reviewing shortly thereafter. If you’re a space junky like me, you’ll be torn between an afternoon showing of everyone’s favorite archaeologist and this!