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Google Earth goes steampunk

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I admit it, I love steampunk mods. If I had lots of spare time, and a little cash, I’d love to try my hand at creating a few cool gadgets myself. But in the meantime, I will have to be content to admire the handiwork of others, like the project John Knight is showing off […]

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Microsoft Research’s Street Slide

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If you haven’t seen the demo of Microsoft Research’s Street Slide, it’s a pretty cool addition to Bing Streetside that is not available yet, but will be presented at SIGGRAPH 2010. While Google Streetview and Bing Streetside allow you to see photo representations of an area as you navigate through it, you’re basically limited to […]

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Fedstats’ Mapstats for Kids!

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Fedstats’ Mapstats for Kids is a collection of interactive games created to teach concepts about maps and statistics. It is based on the national standards for geography, math, and statistics. The characters are called Globie (maps) and Stixie (statistics).

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A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 262

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A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 262 July 24, 2010 Main Topic: Our conversation with Robert Cheetham of Azavea Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC Click for the detailed shownotes

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US Broadband Rollout Receives Failing Grade, FCC Says

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It’s been in several news sources, but I think ArsTechnica does the best job of discussing the issue.  The short of it is that thousands of people are still without access to broadband in the US.  The most interesting thing for me is that, when you get down to it, this is all a geography question.  The […]

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Chugach Children’s Forest

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One of the great educational booths at the esri conference was Chugach Children’s Forest in Alaska. I finally got a chance to check out their interactive website. Chugach Children’s Forest is a “symbolic designation for the entire Chugach National Forest: and “a ground-breaking new program that creates exciting opportunities for Alaska’s youth and communities to […]