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Why we often have ‘spare’ time

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I found this great comic over at Eviljaymz (though it is an homage to xkcd stylistically) and immediately thought of Frank…and the rest of the geospatial community. Many of these jobs live in the geospatial stack but there are a ton of tasks that we could add to the list like our wait times classifying […]

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Checking out ARSights for Google Earth models

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Many of you may have already seen the press releases and various posts about ARSights, an augmented reality app that lets you look at Google Earth models on your desktop. ARSights is from the Italian company Inglobe, which has developed ARMedia as a platform for augmented reality functionality. Some of our former colleagues here were […]

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Rockin’ with Geography – Teacher and the Rockbots

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Rock n’ roll lovers everywhere – now you can help remember your geography skills by rocking out with Teacher and the Rockbots, as they sing classics like “Continents,” “How to Read a Map, and “Supply and Demand” from their album “World” Teacher and the Rockbots is an educational site that also has 3 other music […]

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UK Satellite company talks low cost

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The BBC has an interesting article on plans by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) to launch a $70million satellite that will be able to capture 60cm pixel images. SSTL believes the proposed satellite system dubbed ART (Accuracy, Reach, Timeless) could cover 95% of the planet every 30 months. The key to the system is that […]

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Synthin’ with Photosynth

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As I’m sure many of you remember, I have been a fan of Microsoft Research’s Photosynth since we saw the first tech previews back in July 2006. Today I finally got some time to sit down and try it out myself. After setting up my profile on the Photosynth site and downloading and installing Photosynth, […]

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Corn Mazes – Fun for all!

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Even though it’s a little late in the season, I couldn’t resist posting about a fun harvest time adventure for all ages – corn mazes! You can find people making them in lots of places where corn is grown (or maize for some of our readers), and of course they are often combined with those […]