General

Google Maps could aid terrorists, says Indian President

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This has pretty much been an ongoing debate in the GIS community ever since the WTC bombings. Google’s offereings pretty much brings this debate into a more open arena. What’s interesting is that the we’re seeing a larger group of countries from different regions beginning to complain. This issue is just going to get bigger […]

General

Online navigating changing our lives

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Wired has an interesting article/commentary about how online maps are changing the way we interface our entire lives. I think the next to the last sentance sums up the concerns nicely… “That’s the SimCity trap, emphasizing spatial relationships over more intimate, human considerations.”

General

GPS: The Movie

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On the lighter side today, there is finally vindication for anyone jealous over physical geography getting all the good movie plots (The Day After Tomorrow anyone?)… It’s GPS! The Movie!. Plot (no pun intended) summary: A group of adventure seeking college kids embark on a GPS treasure hunt in the Northwest wilderness. They are led […]

Navigation

Pay-As-You-Go GPS

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A British company is rolling out (no pun intended) a Pay-as-you-go GPS/Navigation system for cell phones. The vision is for it to be used by motorists in an ad hoc fashion to avoid traffic. What I think is interesting is all the computation is done back at the server end with the result pushed to […]

Human Geography

Environmental Toll of Katrina

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The environmental toll of Katrina is just staggering. The Washington Post features a pretty in-depth look at the fallout. Imagine not having reliably clean water for years! Click here to read (registration required, but it’s free)

VirtualEnvironments

Google Maps Golf

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http://www.gmapgolf.com/index.php Although this is is still an early beta, this site has some interesting techniques I haven’t seen other places. It’s also a pretty innovative use of spatial technology… plus…. it’s online golf…. who doesn’t like online golf?