Main topic: Space and Place. News: Microsoft supporting spatial developers, new MapInfo deemed OGC compliant, and GSDI Small Grants.
The significance of math. Team Slackers United
I am still looking for bloggers and podcasters who plan to attend the AAG meetings in Chicago in March and who are interested in participating in a panel session on the use of these new technologies. If you are interested please email me at ‘jesse at very spatial dot com’.
I noticed this yesterday, but I completely forgot to blog it. Howard Butler’s second podcast is out and he interviews James Fee of the popular Spatially Adjusted blog. They discuss a good bit of the state of GIS and a nice interlude where they discussed the joys of command line ArcInfo and the explosion of ArcView when it hit 3.0. I think Howard was a little overly critical of his first podcast where it was just him and a microphone, but that is just my opine
To give the podcast a listen head over to Hobu.biz.
The non-sense continues. To revisit this issue of high res imagery and security yet again visit Internet News Article | Reuters.com. This data is, and has been, available through contractors for some time now. Even back into the early 90’s there has been imagery available that was high enough resolution to make out many of these things are concerned about. We will continue to be grouchy as it all moves forward.
We have had a nice little spike in our visitors thanks to Jonathan Crowe of The Map Room. I would like to welcome you all and point you to the links in the upper left corner that will take you around the site. The podcast can be downloaded directly through the “avsp podcast” link to the left, you can subscribe to it through iTunes, and if you would prefer to use your own Podcast aggregator the feed is http://feeds.feedburner.com/veryspatial. If you are not sure what I am talking about, you should find out more because podcasting (blogcasting, videocasting, etc) is a great way to get audio (and video) content that is interesting to you. If you are interested in learning more visit the Wikipedia entry.
All in all…welcome!
This is a great time waster for Google Maps. If you click on a location you can see where your hole would come out on the other side of the world.
I have added a blog & podcast list page that links to the blogs and podcasts we refer to and an about page that is intended to describe the intent of this site and the podcast.
Software to graphically morph between two maps. I watched the second demo that is interesting, but it isn’t overly impressive. It has great potential if used with the correct maps.
As with everything in life, in Geography you do need to know how to do math…do you think you can remember how to do 8th grade math? I do! Check for yourself over at MSN Encarta – Could You Pass 8th-Grade Math?