Education

GeographyZone

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Yesterday MSNBC.com featured a profile of GeographyZone, a website started by Roger Andreson that features puzzles, games and other educational resources to promote geography awareness. Although the site is not new, it’s nice to see geography education in the spotlight on a prominent news site.

WebMapping

Online mapping from the data gatherers’ perspective

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I just finished an article on CNET.com by Elinor Mills that poses the all-important question – why are the route directions and locations often inaccurate. She posed this question to a TeleAtlas (a major data provider) executive, Michael Mitsock, and received this response – “It could be that the map is out of synch with […]

General

Online Book Initiatives

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As many of you probably already know, a number of projects have been underway to digitize books and make them available online. Google’s effort has probably generated the most recent publicity, due to copyright issues. Google has now released the beta version of Google Print, with only works in the public domain available in their […]

General

MIT project maps wireless use on campus in real-time

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Researchers at MIT are utilizing the university’s newly upgraded wireless network to track wireless use on campus. They have developed electronic maps that track use across the campus, not only where people are logging in, but also what types of devices they are using. Using 3D mapping functionality, they can also distinguish connectivity in multistoried […]

WebMapping

Yahoo Maps Beta

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As Jesse noted in a post yesterday, Yahoo has redesigned its online mapping interface and added functionality to try to compete with Google Maps. It is currently in beta, and is available at http://maps.yahoo.com/beta An article posted on MSNBC.comdiscusses the changes and upgrades.

VirtualEnvironments

NVIDIA Immersive Dome Experience

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Check out these pictures of NVIDIA’s Immersive Dome Experience at SIGGRAPH2005. Now that’s 3D visualization! Scott Hessels and Gabriel Dunne did some cool visualization experiments using FAA flight pattern data for a project called Celestial Mechanics and one of the final visualizations was on display in the Immersive Dome Experience. You can check out some […]

Cartography

CartoTalk

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After our podcast episode on cartography, John Krygier emailed us, and mentioned that CartoTalk might be a good resource for people interested in cartography and map design. It is a forum with over 250 members and topics include news, general discussions, a map gallery, and advice and tutorials. Registrations is free, so if you’re interested […]

GeographyBlogs

Trends blog does a roundup of 3D

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I stumbled across the Trends blog (by R. Banks) while I doing some searches on 3D visualization, and found a nice roundup titled “3D. What is it Good for?”, which includes a number of technologies that we have also blogged. I explored some other categories, and found that while Trends seems to be a general […]