Why OpenStreet Map Matters

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I really liked this essay by Serge Wroclawski on why OpenStreet Map matters, which I found through the Gizmodo reprint. To be honest it doesn’t exactly say anything ground breaking for geographers, but it does so in a nice, concise presentation that anyone who isn’t a geographer can follow. The punchline of the piece is […]

Map of NCAA Affiliation

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In honor of March Madness, Gizmodo has a series of NCAA college basketball affiliation as measured by Facebook likes. So if you’re into college basketball and into maps, you’ll really dig that link (note I fit only one of these criteria, and I kinda dig’em). Note on the bottom for Sue…. most people hate Duke […]

John Snow Meme

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I humbly submit to the geography faithful these two memes I just created EDITED: One of our readers, Catholicgauze as he likes to be called, has crafted this in response. Bravo! Let’s keep the ball rolling everyone! 🙂

Google Adds Amber Alerts to Maps and Search Results

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Google has started adding Amber Alerts to its map and search results. They’re doing this through a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Basically, they’re combining the local search information with NCMEC’s Amber Alert system. It should include any descriptive information and how to contact the system if you happen to […]

Scientists Convicted of Manslaughter for Failing To Predict Earthquake

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We’ve been following this news item for some time, and I have to say I, for one, never dreamed these scientists would be convicted. An Italian judge has decided six scientists and one government official are criminally negligent for failing to predict the L’Aquila earthquake. They face up to 6 years in jail for their […]