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Today is RSS Awareness Day!!!!

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Of course, if you’re reading the blog, you’re probably already aware of RSS and its many benefits, but if not, RSS Awareness Day’s website can help you learn what RSS is and how it can help give you a richer Internet experience. So get on out there and spread the magical RSS message!

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AAG New Media session recap

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I am a bit behind in posting a roundup of the New Media session from the AAG, but we had great participants, a good (if small) audience, and a terrible time (supper time). The line up was: Sue Vajoczki – McMaster University Adena Schutzberg – Penn State and Directions Magazine Sue Bergeron – WVU and […]

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A true armchair traveler

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I found the CNN news story about a Lonely Planet writer who wrote about Brazil, Colombia, the Caribbean, Venezuela, Chile and South America possibly without ever leaving San Francisco fascinating. Although it harkens back to the 1700 -1900’s when some travel writers wrote completely inaccurate travel guides about countries they had never seen, technology has […]

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Our Tuesday presentation at AAG

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For those of you in Boston, Sue and I are coauthors (though I left off our names when I submitted it) with Trevor Harris in the session “The Participatory Geoweb” at 4:20 this afternoon. It is pretty much an extension of our book chapter from last year. Later this week Sue and I both present […]

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Library of Congress Experience Goes Live

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The Library of Congress has just released a new feature called the Library of Congress Experience. The idea is to place digital collections of some of the Library’s original works online to allow the public a way to interact with the information. The Experience starts rather small, but it is noteworthy that they decided to […]

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Nonprime Mortgage Maps

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As geographers, I know everyone out there is thinking, “I get the the home buying industry in the US is imploding like a black hole, but I still am having trouble understanding what’s going on.” Fear not dear reader, the wonderful people at the Federal Reserve have given us – Dynamic Maps of Nonprime Mortgage […]

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The Geography of a Garbage Island

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Recently massive plastic patches such as the one in the North Pacific Gyre, which is estimated to weigh over 3 million tons and covers an area twice the size of Texas, have gained international attention. According to researchers, this happens due to a clockwise trade wind that encircles the Pacific Rim. Today has a good […]