Victorian 3-D

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Before there was Avatar and even before Fisher-Price Viewmaster, there was stereoscopy or stereo photographs that presented scenes in life-like three dimensions similar to a Viewmaster. A recent book on one set of Stereoscopic photos of 1850’s village life titled “A Village Lost and Found”. It is a picture book that evokes the Victorian times […]

65 Years of View-Master

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It’s hard to believe that Fisher-Price View-Master reels are over 65 years old and kids are still playing with them. Even with the advent of hi-tech toys for kids, the View-Finder still produces inexpensive reels ($4.00) of Dora the Explorer, Sponge Bob, and old Disney Classics. The red classic model is around $15.00. Accoding to […]

US Census enumeration begins in Alaska

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The tiny town of Noorvik, Alaska gets the honor of being the first town visited by Census enumerators, and the Head of the Census Bureau, Dr. Robert Groves, travelled to Noorvik to officially kick off the Census yesterday. Most of us here in the US will get Census forms in the mail in March, with […]

OpenGeo Suite expands and hits 1.0

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We mentioned OpenGeo Suite a while back on the podcast when they offered up an installer that loaded GeoServer, OpenLayers and GeoServer Data Importer. Today, taking a step forward, they announced version 1.0 of OpenGeo Suite. It adds GeoExplorer, Styler, Recipe Book and Dashboard applications to the installer. If you are looking for an enterprise […]

Micello – Mapping Indoor Spaces

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As more and more mapping applications are being developed and releasing, we’re seeing a lot of innovative ways to utilize maps. Finding your way from point A to Point B, checking out real-time weather and traffic conditions, finding restaurants and services…. the list is getting longer every day. But one area that is still relatively […]

Cloudy with a Chance of Graphics

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I found an interesting RFP today from NOAA that asks for research into “the effectiveness of current operational products, including graphics and uncertainty information”. Essentially it is asking a geospatial question, do our graphics work and do they tell you what you need to know. The geospatial compenent of weather forecasting is more involved than […]