Why OpenStreet Map Matters

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I really liked this essay by Serge Wroclawski on why OpenStreet Map matters, which I found through the Gizmodo reprint. To be honest it doesn’t exactly say anything ground breaking for geographers, but it does so in a nice, concise presentation that anyone who isn’t a geographer can follow. The punchline of the piece is […]

A Very Spatial Road Trip: Day 5

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Sorry for the long delay between the post for day 4 and day 5.¬† Like most travelogues, not everything goes as smoothly as anticipated and documentation gets overridden by circumstances. Then, we got distracted by the ESRI User’s Conference and then by all the stuff we didn’t get done back home because of the Road […]

ESRI User’s Conference Plenary: Live Blog!

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We’re about to start the 2013 Live Blog for this year’s ESRI User’s Conference. ¬†Keep posted as I’ll make updates as long as the WiFi stays clean ūüôā ¬†This year I’m trying something new. ¬†I’m up in the Geolounge relaxing with a nice cup of coffee and my very own power outlet ūüôā ¬†T-33 minutes […]

A Very Spatial Road Trip: Day 4

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One of the really interesting things about driving across the US is that distances seem to get longer when you go West. ¬†They’re not any longer, obviously, but there does seem to be more ‘openness’ between places. ¬†As a¬†colleague¬†of Frank’s said, “After Kansas City, there’s a whole lot of nothin”. ¬†Luckily, we found that axiom […]

A VerySpatial Road Trip: Day 3

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Day 3 we started in St. Louis. ¬†The night before we found this great¬†restaurant¬†called Annie Gun’s through Yelp, a smart phone app that can find great food and¬†accommodations along your way¬†. ¬†Yelp can really knock it out of the park and has so far on this trip, not least is the example of Annie Gun’s. […]

A VerySpatial Road Trip: Day 1

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We started off the day bright and early leaving Morgantown at 7am on our route south toward Bluefield, WV. ¬†We loaded down our car with lots of good treats, some spare undies, and lots of VerySpatial swag to hand out along the way. ¬†We gave our cats some last minute pats on the head, made […]