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Maps of the Religions of the US

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Here’s an interesting site that shows the US broken down by religion. Unfortunately, the maps are all stand alone GIF files, one for each denomination. It would be interesting to see this on an interactive online map. Given that, the maps are pretty interesting to see. Jesse’s note – Also check out the IMS based […]

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A More Accessible Online Map

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A List Apart has an interesting article on how to use CSS to make online maps more accessible to visually impaired people. What I find most interesting is that A List Apart, being a web centric development site, applies web ideas to maps. It seems to me that much of what they are attempting to […]

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Comparing the mapping services

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The folks over at TechCrunch have put together a pretty good comparison of the various mapping services out there today. It’s a pretty quick rundown, but I think the chart sums up the features nicely. It should be interesting to see what (if anything) changes when a more GIS-centric organization like ESRI enters into the […]

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California Car Culture Could Heighten Earthquake Woes

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Sorry for the excessive alliteration there, but it sums up this article quite nicely, I think. It appears that the infrastructure that surrounds car ownership does more than generate excessive amounts of smog. Carports, garages, overpasses and the like could pose a significant risk to California residents should a massive earthquake like San Francisco’s 1906 […]

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Maxim Magazine Tries to Advertise on Google Earth

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Warning: Image slightly risque! Maxim Magazine has created a 75-by-110-foot billboard to celebrate its 100th issue. It features a cover image of Eva Longoria rather scantily dressed. What is interesting about this is the efforts the magazine took to produce the advertising. Is this the rather racy start to a general trend in Web 2.0 […]

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Gospel of Judas Found

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This is rather off the beat and path from our normal news, but I thought it was interesting given the National Geographic Society’s involvement. Apparently a National Geographic Society expedition has discovered a leather wrapped papyrus manuscript written in Greek in Egypt. This manuscript featuring what is believed to be the gospel according to Judas […]

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An Imaginary City in Detail

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This is kind of off the beat from normal geography stuff, but this guy in France who is 28 and is autistic has created a detailed city named Urville from his imagination. He has a detailed geography, culture, politics, history, and economics for the city, as well as a few hundred drawings of the city! […]

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Near Real Time Tracking of the Stars

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No, not the celestial type… movie stars! You can track movie stars in near real-time via a Google Map. While on the surface this might appear to be a normal Frank Fluff piece, in reality this is a rather grave development. It brings to the forefront the idea that people’s movements can be tracked an […]

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Google Mars!

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Way cool for space nuts out there like me…. Google Mars!  It’s just like Google Local, except with data from Mars.  There’s a nice elevation dataset and some interesting visible data as well.  Of course you can’t search for pizza joints in the area, but hey, it’s a step in the right direction!

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Geographic Names Data for Countries Around the World

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Geographic names databases are pretty important for search spatial data textually. Normally geographic names are published on a country by country basis. Cartography is reporting about this new service Geonames.org that collects the published geographic names of countries around the world and displays them on a googlemap. The data looks to be fairly up to […]