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Maps As Art and Fashion

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These cool artworks by a French artist living in London, Elisabeth Lecourt, show that not only can maps tell us where we are and help us find our way, they can also be a fashion statement. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to find them anytime soon at your nearest Gap store, but they definitely give […]

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Digital Storytelling – Places

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Over on iTunesU there continue to be additions that are of interest to spatial folk like ourselves. The next one on my list to check out combines two areas that I am interested in, location and digital narratives. The Digital Storytelling series is out of the College of Education at the University of Houston and […]

Education

KidsGIS – open source GIS tools for kids

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KidsGIS is a cool project from a group of professionals and educators out in Oregon, who have been using MapGuide Open Source tools to create an open source geospatial portal as a tool for educating kids about environmental issues and about using open source software and open data standards. The project has an impressive group […]

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Web design and geospatial

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Apparently there is a “traveling” web design conference called An Event Apart that will be hitting New Orleans April 24-25 and then Boston, Chicago and others every month or so. Of course it caught my attention since it is going to be in New Orleans. I am not sure if the speakers or topics change […]

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Walking on Steep Terrain

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Researchers have verified what you probably do naturally on a steep slope – walk zig-zag. According to MSNBC, researchers at University of Southampton UK, found that zigzagging is the fastest way up or down a steep slope. Appropriately the university has its own hillwalking club. Deputy Dog has a list of the steepest streets in […]

Gadgets

Microsoft Announces “Community Arcade”

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In more Microsoft news, they’ve announced a new “community arcade“. The idea is pretty simple – end users and budding game developers can now “launch” their titles on Xbox Live for end users to download. I think this has the potential for use as a teaching mechanism for science. Sue will be the first to […]

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It was only a matter of time…..

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It seems that the cute, cuddly feline who loves all things pink (yes, I am talking about Hello Kitty) has finally gotten together with her friends to create their own MMORPG, HelloKittyOnline. And lest you think that this is not big news – the closed beta was announced on Wednesday (February 13th), and in a […]