General

Call for papers: Session on blogs and podcasts in geography

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Over the last year blogs and podcasts have really come to the fore as great ways to disseminate information. While they do not take the place of traditional media for reporting and documentation, they offer a forum for more up-to-date or opinion based information. They also offer a web of information as different blogs link […]

Cartography

BBC NEWS | Fake maps fox Shanghai drivers

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This is an article that shows the issues with GPS enabled street maps. The problems that Shanghai drivers face when buying ‘fake’ maps is the same everywhere. I disagree with their use of the word ‘fake’, inaccurate is more realistic. BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Fake maps fox Shanghai drivers

General

Montgomery County, MD’s woes

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I think it is safe for me to say that we are fans of Montgomery County. While I haven’t visited their offices myself, I know that Sue has along with other colleagues. They have been strong adopters of GIS, especially ESRI products thanks to working with the DC ESRI office. It is tough for something […]

Remote Sensing

BBC NEWS | Mars probe gets mission extension

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The European Space Agency has decided to extend the life of the Mars Express Spacecraft which is the platform for the radar sensor that has provided elevation and other information of Mars. For the full story head over to the BBC. BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Mars probe gets mission extension

Remote Sensing

The start of Google Maps Messages?

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Data is data. Sure Google gives folks a great interface to view it, but aerial and sattelite images have been captured for decades. Archaeologists have found archaeological sites via aeiral photos since the 1960s, Roman Villas and all. Folks aware of remote sensing have been leaving things to be seen in images, for good and […]

WebMapping

Top Spot or not

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Top spot or not is a site where you can vote on thousands of locations throughout the world. As usual, it uses Google Maps to display the locations. Check it out at Top Spot or not / Hands of Victory. Via Digg