Here is a good short article on the power of mapping mash-ups in branding and marketing by Clickz.com
The photo sharing site Smugmug, Inc. announced the launch of smugMaps, which allows users to combine photos and maps. Here is a link to the press release on Geocommunity
and a link to the smugMaps website
This article from GeoCommunity’s Spatial News will tell you….
Via Virtual Earth is a site for those interested in Microsoft’s Virtual Earth, and includes developer tips, articles, a Site Gallery, Blog, and other features.
On Monday, Boost Mobile launched their new GPS-based games, Swordfish and Torpedo Bay by Blister Entertainment. According to the article, “Starting today, Boost customers are the first and only mobile phone users in the nation to be able to download and play location-based GPS (Global Positioning System) games on their wireless phones.”
This is an article from Geoplace about the Time Team and its use of GIS to map Roman sites in Britain
For those of you interested in the cutting-edge tech-side of GIS and other geospatial technologies, the Call for Participation has gone out for the 2006 O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference. According to the conference website:
“The O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference frames the ideas, projects, and technologies that the alpha geeks are thinking about, hacking on, and inventing right now into a coherent picture from which to extrapolate and upon which to start building. Expect much of what you see in early form here to show up in the products and services you’re taking for granted in the not-too-distant future.”
Here is the link:
If you thought your parents had uncanny ways of knowing what you were up to, check out how parents in Canada can now monitor their kids’ locations in near real-time on a map using Bell Canada’s Seek & Find which uses the embedded GPS capability of their cell phones and the Internet.
In the July issue of Science magazine, a group of leading scientists, including geographers, argue that global land use is now a top environmental issue. Here is the link to a summary of the article:
It was great to see the shuttle land safely. I have always been a fan of the space shuttle program, ever since I did a class project on the first shuttle launch.