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AVSP: Live! at the AAG 2009 in Las Vegas

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In just three weeks Geographers from around the world will be descending on Las Vegas for the annual Association of American Geographers. We will be attending and presenting at the conference (on Wednesday) and we will also be recording an episode of A VerySpatial Podcast live on Sunday afternoon, March 22 at 3:10pm. Everyone is […]

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Sub-glacial antarctic mountains mapped

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BBC news has an interesting article on the mapping of the Gamburtsevs which lie under the ice in Antarctica. The article describes the use of radar, magnetic, and sonic/seismic remote sensing methods by a group of scientists, engineers, pilots and support staff from the UK, the US, Germany, Australia, China and Japan. Definitely an interesting […]

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VisiWiki

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VisiWiki or the Visual Wiki is like visiting inside someone’s head. It almost provides a cognitive map of specific topics such as geography. I looked up Guns,Germs, and Steel and it was like wandering Wiki, You Tube, Google Maps, Flikr, and Yahoo without all the browsing time. The topic Geographic Information Systems of course brings […]

Gadgets

Gesture-based input for 3D

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Engadget has a post on iPoint 3D brings gesture-based inputs to 3D displays with an example pic straight of an Autodesk demo. The pic aside I expect the technology they are discussing is fairly similar to what Microsoft uses for the surface (without having to actually touch the panel) and has been shown off a […]

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Poll reminder

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Just a quick reminder that we have a poll going on over at VerySpatial.com. The question is “Which upcoming conference would you most like to attend?” with the possible answers of ASPRS, AAG, ESRI Dev Summit, AGILE, and Where 2.0. The Dev Summit is currently in 2nd place with Where 2.0 in the lead. If […]

Data

LA Times mapping Los Angeles neighborhoods

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As part of the Data Desk section of the L.A. Times website, the paper is unveiling a project to map the neighborhoods of Los Angeles, California. As described in an article discussing the mapping project, the purpose is to create a map that reporters can use as a reference for consistent information on the naming […]

Cool Stuff

Checking out ARSights for Google Earth models

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Many of you may have already seen the press releases and various posts about ARSights, an augmented reality app that lets you look at Google Earth models on your desktop. ARSights is from the Italian company Inglobe, which has developed ARMedia as a platform for augmented reality functionality. Some of our former colleagues here were […]