A new SlashDot for the GIS and remote sensing community is up and running at SlashGISRS. SlashGISRS was launched in September by Canadian non-profit Spatial Enlightenment. As they grow their submission base I think this site will become one to watch. Head on over and set up your account today.
Main Topic: Global warming and geospatial technolgies. News: Podcast symposium, GITA online conference, new GPS satellite, NAVTECH LBS challenge
It is true that Japan gets all of the great toys first, but sometimes I think it would be better not to know about them. Engadget provides a brief description of Pioneer’s Raku-Navi which combines an in car gps with a touch panel, a 30GB hard drive for holding your tunes, and can have a tv tuner and other add ons attached. This takes the new genre of multimedia GPS units to an extreme!
Reader Leszek emailed reguarding my previous post of open/free software to point out DigitalGrove. I hate to admit when I forget about things, but I did…I had completely forgotten about this great resource. This site has an extensive list of free data and software along with descriptions and comparisons of different geospatial technologies.
First you were questioned about milk, then the geeks were asked about root, but the question that has been around for millinea from back seat drivers…got map? Head over to the VerySpatial Store and check out our new ‘got map?’ products. Since this is a Cafe Press shop there are tons of product options, so if you don’t see an item that you want with the logo on it email us and we will add it to the site.
This is a series of follow up conversations that Sue and I had during the Podcast Symposium held at Duke University.
An interesting online atlas project that has been around a while. Flash based, it links cartographic product with 3D models of features. Take a look at Theban Mapping Project
So the conference is over and it turned out to be a great blend of academic and applied perspectives. The morning session was on the legal issues surrounding copyright issues that impact podcasting and the lunch session was a single presenter who dissected the word broadcast and then touched on podcasting. We skipped out on the last session, podcasting and journalism, to start the long drive back. The folks at Duke were nice enough to show us their immersive environment/6-sided cave. Apparently if we had been good and stayed for the meet and greet on Tuesday we would have seen it. Again, check out the conference info and recordings at http://isis.duke.edu/events/podcasting.
On Sept 25 a new GPS satellite was launched which was the first of eight new GPS satellites. More information is available via Telematics Journal