I was told by my local Hallmark Store that this is the last year that Hallmark will be making the Barbie series of ornaments including the Geography Teacher Barbie Ornament. It is called the Student Teacher Barbie Ornament but she is carrying a geography textbook, has a map pointer, and it comes with a globe
A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 385 December 2, 2012 Main Topic: Our 2012 Geographer’s Holiday preview Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC Click for the detailed shownotes
NPR’s Pam Kessler has an interesting story about a study done on the geography of charitable giving in the United States by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. She provides an audio story, text, and the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s interactive map. The finding that is highlighted by the study will be one that is common to geospatial
The Telegraph UK has an article on England’s Green Belt which provides an interactive Google map for residents to determine if they are in an area classified as green belt land. The most interesting part of the article is that it makes the data available to the public and states that in the past the
The Wall Street Journal today has an article on map auctions coming up in December titled, “Here be Dragons – and Map Lovers“. The maps, globes, and other cartographic items they list sell for several thousand to several million dollars. One collector says that he spends up to 10% of his income on map collecting.
A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 384 November 25, 2012 Main Topic: Our conversation with GeoEye Analytics’ Wes Hildebrandt Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC Click for the detailed shownotes
Once again, XKCD.com ‘gets’ it.
While at the GeoINT conference we had a chance to talk with Drew Fisher of BAE Systems about SOCET GXP. Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC
A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 383 November 18, 2012 Main Topic: Our conversation wrapping up Geography Awareness Week Click to directly download MP3 Click to directly download AAC Click for the detailed shownotes
The geospatial methods and technologies used in Forensic GIS are finally catching up to popular depictions in movies and television. Although most of the analysis done on shows like CSI is footwork done by geospatial professionals and not solely by a near omnipotent computer program. I have often debated the impact of the large number