Day and Night around the World

If you simply must know where it is day and night around the world, here are a couple of websites for you.

time.gov keeps the official U.S. time via atomic clock and has a feature which shows where the sun is shining and where it is dark when you click on a time zone. Check it out here

The second website, by John Walker (founder of AutoDesk), offers the Earth and Moon Viewer, which has the day and night feature, as well as views of the earth from the moon, and the day and night sides using satellite imagery. It is much more of a webmapping interface, with query boxes to change the view and type of imagery.

Check out the Earth and Moon Viewer here

NAVTEQ launches its Annual Global LBS Challenge

This competition challenges application developers worldwide to build innovative positioning technology and NAVTEQ maps. Global registration is now open and will close December 2, 2005.

The first prize is $50,000 cash and $100,000 in NAVTEQ map licenses

You can read about the contest at GISuser.com

or at the Challenge website here

via GISuser.com

Duke University Podcasting Symposium

So we’re spending the next 2 days at lovely Duke University (my alma mater) at the 1st Duke Podcasting Symposium, so we can learn all about how podcasting is changing the world! If we get any cool tidbits, we will be sure to pass them along. So far, the facilities are great, free wireless, but no free breakfast. bummer.

First Asia-Pacific ESRI Users Conference

Here’s another event I just found out about: ESRI’s first Asia-Pacific Users Conference, which will be held 12-13 January 2006 in Hong Kong. The abstract deadline for papers has been extended to September 30th(this Friday)

More information is available at ESRI China