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:
From the Geocommunity website: On Wednesday, the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI) announced some statistics about the third year of their Small Grants Program, which received neary 100 applications from geospatial practitioners around the world. Of the 40 applications selected for furtehr consideration, 19 were from Africa, 10 from the Asia-Pacific region, 7 from the Americas and 4 from Europe
This article from InfoWorld discusses a set of API’s that Microsoft will announce at their Professional Developer’s Conference which starts Spet. 13th in Los Angeles. Mapping components, including an API for Virtual Earth and the new MapPoint Web Service 4.0.
This article takes a look at what happening with the development of “spatial information management”, and suggests what might be next on the horizon
Here is a link to the annoucement on the UK’s National Grid for Learning website:
(also posted on geoplace.com)
The Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado, which conducts hazards and disaster research, is calling for proposals for Quick Response grants to study the impacts of Hurrican Katrina. The small grants, which average between $1500 and $3000, are to cover food, travel, and lodging expense to allow researchers to conduct short-term field studies immediately following a disaster. The website also has information about NSF funding to collect data about the impacts of Hurrican Katrina
Natural Hazards Center
The Association of American Geographers is organizing an online clearinghouse and establishing a fund to help geography departments and others impacted by Katrina. If you would like more information or would like to contribute, here is the link:
If you are an experienced GIS user, GISCorps, a volunteer organization under the auspices of URISA, coordinates short term volunteer GIS services for many things, including humanitarian relief, and need EXPERIENCED GIS volunteers for Hurrican Katrina relief efforts. If you think you might be able to help, information and forms are available at the GISCorps website