I was looking up information about state parks for wv and found that they are participating in geocaching. I am sure other state parks are doing this as well. What a wonderful family vacation/weekend activity or day activity if your close by. They have a link to the offical geocaching community site if you want
Finally, a home decorating use for plotters. This cool tool, The Rasterbator lets you create huge rasterized images from any picture. They give some great examples including some great uses for maps. You can also look at Crafster, a craft related forum for other ways people have used giant rasters to decorate their homes.
According to CNN, the Comair flight was using an older map of the airport when it crashed. It was a tragic and unfortunate accident which highlights the many issues involved in mapping/geography including the many hands that information must pass through, the cost of updating information etc., how to access information etc. No one knows
In an ironic coincidence to Jesse’s post about BMW’s navsat system, the UK Daily Mail had an article about a study that showed the pitfalls of some current systems, the gist of which is there is no substitute for common sense and the systems are only as good as accessible information provided. Another reason why
In honor of the start of the new school year, I found out that there is a boyscout merit badge related to GIS called the Surveying Merit Badge. Part of the requirements ask boyscouts to explain what GPS and other surveying technologies,surveying careers, the importance of GPS and how it is changing the field of
Pluto has been downgraded to a dwarf planet by The International Atronomical Union (IAU) comprised of 2,500 astronomers from 75 countries according to Planetary Society. You can see a map of it here at but it’s funny to watch the Colbert Report on Comedy Central This is probably the most people have talked about the
Crop circles might be made by aliens (or creative people with long boards) but they are documented using GIS. Some crop circle sightings on the web include a firefox crop circle at Google Earth Blog. And at the crop circle connector site you can get all the news and field reports you need. They are