NPR Laments the Death of Paper Road Maps

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Paper road maps are becoming obsolete, claims a NPR report. Well, not completely obsolete, but less and less used by daily drivers as GPS and SatNav have taken over. A spokesperson for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials believes map printing may be one place state transportation departments cut to ease budgetary […]

We Scooped Stephen Colbert!

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Ok, so not by a lot..but it is interesting that Stephen Colbert covered the sea level rise issue we brought up in the latest podcast.  Obviously Colbert took a much more humorous take on the issue than our modest reporting, but the issues remain.  Video below: The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political […]

Son Finds Long Lost Family Via Google Earth

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As GIS people, we know we do awesome stuff everyday. However, this may ratchet up the awesome to 11… or maybe 12. A Indian man who had been adopted by an Australian family has found his long lost family via Google Earth. That brief summation doesn’t do the story justice and there isn’t much I […]

World Bank Joins Open Data Movement

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The World Bank has announced it will be joining the open data movement as of July 1st. All of its research and associated data will be found on a portal called the Open Knowledge Repository. Right now the repository holds a couple thousand of their book and publications for free download. By July 1st, the […]