Maker Faire 2006

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If you love to tinker with stuff, especially tech stuff, or find yourself strangely fascinated by the MythBusters, then the Maker Faire this weekend (April 22-23) in San Mateo, California is right up your alley. Organized by the creators of MAKE magazine, a popular tech DIY publication, Maker Faire is a chance to get together […]

avsp EarthDay Contests

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We were sitting there, recording the podcast, the next thing Sue and I knew Frank had thrown out two challenges/contests to see what you are doing for EarthDay! When the dust had settled here is what was left. EarthDay Contest #1 Submit a photo of you at an EarthDay activity…Subject line should say EarthDay Picture […]

MapOFF! panel at SDForum

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This month’s SDForum Search SIG, taking place at Yahoo! Headquarters in California on April 11th, is called MapOFF! and will feature panelists Jeremy Kreitler from Yahoo!Maps. Thai Tran from Google Maps, Alex Daley from MSN Virtual Earth, and Andy Yang from This could be really interesting, but unfortunately, I’m pretty sure our boss won’t […]

Good couple of days

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As Sue mentioned a couple of days ago, we have spent Monday and Tuesday in DC touring a few geospatial shops with a group of students to show them a glimpse into the ‘real-world’. I missed our visit to the Census due to the need for gas to get back to WV, but Sue said […]

See a total solar eclipse “live” on your computer

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Tomorrow (Wednesday) there will be a total or near-total solar eclipse that will be visible in parts of Europe, Africa, and South America (see this guide from MSNBC). For the rest of us, however, NASA and the Exploratorium will be offering a live satellite broadcast of the eclipse from Side, Turkey, starting at 5am Eastern […]

First Annual Virtual Globes Scientific Users Conference

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We had a session devoted to Virtual Globes at the AAG Annual Meeting, and now there is going to be an entire conference sponsored by research centers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Arctic Region Supercomputing Center and the University of Colorado Boulder. The 2-day Virtual Globes Scientific Users Conference will focus specifically on the […]

EDS06 – The return

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We have returned and as you might imagine the podcast won’t be up until Monday Tuesday morning. We ended up with more interviews in two days at the EDS than the five days of the AAG. Needless to say, be prepared for another onslaught of audio this week. We definitely enjoyed the Dev Summit, but […]