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UK Satellite company talks low cost

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The BBC has an interesting article on plans by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) to launch a $70million satellite that will be able to capture 60cm pixel images. SSTL believes the proposed satellite system dubbed ART (Accuracy, Reach, Timeless) could cover 95% of the planet every 30 months. The key to the system is that […]

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Contest Question 2

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The second question can be accessed on the front page of the website. If you missed the first question you can still access it at http://veryspatial.com/about/anniversary-contest-jan09/. The contest is open to anyone however only US residents are eligible for the Grand Prize. Correctly answering each week’s question will give you an entry in the contest […]

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ERDAS opens webinar archives

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There have been several companies moving to the webinar route over the last year. These are great ways for users to get to know the nooks and crannies of products, geospatial or not, and it allows for some level of interaction with the person leading the webinar. The downside is that they aren’t always convenient […]

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Updating feeds

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I am updating the feeds on VerySpatial for the blog and podcasts. There seems to be some issues for those who have proceeded me in this endeavor so I will apologize for any inconvenience this will cause (for instance, I am fairly confident this will reset everyone’s download counts for the podcast in your RSS […]

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Updated design

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After three years of threatening to update the look of VerySpatial, we have finally made good on the threat. We plan to create more featured content to take advantage of the new design, keep an eye out for more columns and screencasts in the near future. We will be fixing a few issues in the […]

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US Foreclosure Heat Map

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If you’ve been curious as to exactly how bad a problem this foreclosure business has become, perhaps this heat map might give you an idea of the severity and location. It’s published by RealityTrac and gives a good indication of county by county level data. However, sometime more interactive might be nice. Well, if you […]

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Synthing the Inauguration

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In case you haven’t already seen this, Microsoft is partnering with CNN to use Photosynth create a huge synth of Obama’s Inauguration on Tuesday, January 20th. Using a combination of photos from CNN photographers and anybody attending the event who wants to participate, the synth will capture the entire sweep of the Inauguration, from closeups […]

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OOGIS…

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We never really talk about GE Energy’s Geospatial Asset Management solution Smallworld. This mostly has to do with the fact that we have never had a chance to see it in action (other than a few still photos). One of the reasons it has always kept my interest piqued, however, is the fact that it […]