Zombie Survival Map

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Zombies are cool. Period. That’s a non-debatable, empirical fact of current pop culture. Like any good citizen, it helps to know what to do in the case of a zombie outbreak. Lucky for us all, one of the more geographic minded of us has released the Zombie Survival Map. The map shows location where zombies […]

County to County Migration Data Released

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The US Census Bureau has released county to county migration for the 2005-2009 period.  The data shows how people are moving around the US between counties.  I was rather surprised to find out that only a bit over 1/3 of people who moved went to a whole new county.  I would have guessed more than […]

ChronoZoom and Big History

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Ars Technica featured a pretty nifty new site, ChronoZoom, that attempts to show the history of everything in an easily explorable format.  Several things caught my eye with this site.  First, it’s written using HTML 5.  I’m really impressed how functional it is given the spotty support of browsers with HTML 5 (although they’re getting […]

The Lightsquared Saga Continues

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Lightsquared is not prepared to go gently into the night.  They have hired Theodore Olson (among others) to help argue their case.  Olson is most famous for having successfully argued for Bush in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court case that settled the 2000 US Presidential election.  In other words, Lightsquared brought out the big guns.  Olson argues that […]

New York City Data Transparency Law Goes Into Effect

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New York City has just implemented an open government data law that is now in effect.  The Department of Information Technology & Telecommunications will post standards and then existing data will be converted over the next year to comply with those standards.  Within 18 months, all departments must have a compliance plan in place and all data must be […]

How Many People Can New York City Hold?

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I thought this was a particularly interesting article in the New York Times since the VerySpatial crew just returned from New York for AAG 2012.  The Times sat down with some city planners and academics living in and around New York to try to figure out some of the urban dynamics of large cities.  Currently […]

Lightsquared Pretty Much Out Of The Fight

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Lightsquared, who last month received a conditional waiver from the FCC on its products, looks like it might be in trouble as the FCC has withdrawn that waiver.  Obviously the FCC acted in response to concerns over GPS interference.  This officially ‘kills’ Lightsquared’s proposed solution to rolling out a 4G-LTE network over the spectrum it owns, baring […]