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Location sharing apps for your iToy

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So as has been suggested on quite a few sites, the number of location apps on the iTunes app store continues to increase. Today I am focusing on location sharing apps. These are apps that allow you to acquire your location (via GPS, wifi, or cell location) and email your location. The app the I […]

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New Poll, Old Poll

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We have a great new poll question suggested by Nadir from the Boston area. The question is Of the 5 elements of GIS (People, Data, Hardware, Software, and Processes) which do you think is the most important in successfully delivering GIS. If you would like to elaborate on your response, please feel free to leave […]

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State of the Map ’08 presentations

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A recent post on the Mapperz blog has links to several of the presentations on SlideShare that were given at this years State of the Map held in Limerick, Ireland. It is a pretty interesting group of talks and, as usual, we wish we could have gone to see them in person but it is […]

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Follow our ESRI UC coverage

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The VerySpatial Road Crew (aka Sue, Frank, Barb, and Jesse) will be at the ESRI Education User Conference and International User Conference next week (Aug 2-8) and we will be providing commentary throughout the week via the blog, daily podcasts, and lots of tweets. The podcasts will be on the Roadshow/Conference feed, the blog entries […]

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Digital Cities Interview

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We spoke to Doug Eberhard of Autodesk on episode 158 this week about the Digital Cities Initiative. While we had a few minutes to speak with Doug, Matt over at Vector1Media recently had a chance to talk to Doug for a more in depth take on the initiative. We here at VerySpatial think this is […]

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Microsoft Surface Sphere

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Remember back in april we reported about Sensisphere’s new touchable display that’s in the form of a hemisphere? Well apparently the good people at Microsoft do (they got the idea from reading our blog, I’m sure of it ;)! Gizmodo is reporting that Microsoft is going to unveil a new spherical multi-touch Surface product next […]

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Happy System Administrator Appreciation Day!

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Anyone who’s worked in GIS with more than two people can tell you that one person is critical to keeping all this stuff working…. the system administrator. Today happens to be the 9th annual System Administrator Appreciation Day! The sys admin is normally the person you call when things go all kablewie, so you’re normally […]

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iPhone 2.1 Firmware may offer More GPS Features

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A few sites are talking about the beta of the updated iPhone 2.x software, of course what is most interesting to our readers is the suggestion of extended GPS functionality. So far it has been suggested that the iPhone will offer speed and direction capabilities, ala navigation. It is a bit odd that folks seem […]