GIS on TV

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I was waiting for my ride to campus this morning and I stumbled across a program on the History Channel called Battlefield Detectives. This episode was about the Battle of Hastings in England in 1066. But what was interesting was a discussion and demonstration of the use of GIS in historic landscape interpretation and reconstruction. […]

European Space Agengy’s Forest Mapping project

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The European Space Agency (ESA) has developed a mapping service called Kyoto-Inventory which utilizes satelllite imagery to assist in annual reporting on afforestation, refforestation, and deforestation as part of the Kyoto Protocol, which is an initiative to reduce greenhouse gases. Kyoto-Inventory was a 3-year demonstration project, and will now continue as part of a larger […]

Virtual Earth $1000 Competition Results

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The winner of the MSN Virtual Earth application contest is MapStats an application that uses Virtual Earth to visualize the locations of visitors to a website. Congratulation! and sorry I was a little late in getting the results posted on the blog. You can check out the full results at ViaVirtualEarth

Maplecroft maps

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Over on the Digital Divide Network, they mentioned an online interactive map illustrating the digital divide. I went to the website, Maplecroft maps, and found a nice interactive mapping tool that has thematic maps for a number of environmental, social, economic, and political topics, including military expenditures, perceptions of corruption, climate change, and poverty. The […]

Rand McNally MapEngine

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Rand McNally has announced the release of MapEngine, their new web service that will feature the company’s proprietary mapping database. MapEngine is aimed at businesses, and Rand McNally will offer a hosted service or a MapEngine Server API that will integrate the web service into customized applications. This marks the entry of one of the […]

Matrox DualHead2Go for Multi-Monitor Displays

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As a big fan of multi-monitor displays, I took notice of the GISCafe press release announcing the new Matrox DualHead2Go external adapter. Now, you can have a multi-monitor display without installing a new video card, and the DualHead2Go is under $200. Jesse knows more about this hardware stuff than me, but it seems pretty cool. […]