I just saw this article on Geocommunity. Apparently , a private company called Mapflow is teaming up with the Dublin Transportation Office (Ireland) to do a feasibility study on the use of satellite technology to track cars in real-time, and then charge drivers for the distance they travelled on the toll road. The study is also being funded by the European Space Agency. Yeah……. I think I will leave it at that, and let you read the article
GITA will be holding its first ever online convention and exposition, from October 1st to December 31st. There will be 2 sessions of speakers, and registered users can view the sessions anytime during that session’s run. Session 1 will be October 1st-Nov. 14, and the speakers include Karen Ball from Intergraph and Jack Dangermond, head of ESRI. Theregistration is free, and the form is available at http://www.recyber.com/preconventiongita/
For more information on GITA, visit their website
In the September issue of GeoWorld, Daniel Sui has a short article discussing the notion of a humanistic GIScience and how geospatial technologies can play a broader role in defining and representing complexe realities
You can read the article here
Yes, that’s right. According to the press release, this new personal GPS unit has full GPS capabilities, e-911, two-way voice speaker phone, and programmable buttons for one-touch dialing, and is the size of a key chain. However, it costs almost $500 and, after the first year, loos like you have to pay for the GPS services. Still, if money is no object….
Here is a link to the article:
and the NOWTRAQ website
(Via SpatialNews.com at GeoCommunity)
One of our professors who is from the UK showed us this site with maps, photos and other information about the National Trail system. If you are visiting, or even live there, and want to know about hiking all over England or just learn about the different regions, check out this site
Geosoft has added Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data to its public server. Elevation data for basically the whole world is available at 90 meter resolution and the US at 30 meter resolution. I checked out the site, and the data is in the public domain and free to download.
Here is the link to their data server
Opensourcegis.org is one of several websites offering an index of Open Source GIS related applications and tools. As of 9/9/05, the site had 196 projects listed.
Here is a cool UK website that details a project that “aims to collect a geographically representative photograph for every square kilometre of the British Isles” They bill it as a geography project for the people, since the photos are submitted, and apparently already have 30,000 grid squares covered.
I saw a press release on GeoTorrent on the Geoplace website and checked out the GeoTorrent.org site. It is based on bitTorrent technology. They seem to have mostly satellite mosaics right now, and also some TIGER data.
Here is a link to the GeoTorrent website if you want to check it out: