A little poster action

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We had a small poster session for the departments in arts & sciences today. For this event I tossed together a quick blog/podcast poster that is descriptive rather than research based, though we had a couple of those up too. I was fairly happy with it for the 2 hours of effort I put into […]

“data providers do hold all the cards just now”

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Adena over at AllPointsBlog states “While we try to understand the implications of the new offerings [from Google, Microsoft and Yahoo!], let’s not forget that geospatial apps run on data as fuel. And, just like gasoline, the price of premium data is still high.” This blog entry ties in nicely with some of the discussions […]

Missouri congressmen call for investigation of USGS mapping consolidation

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The decision to close the USGS mapping center in Rolla, Missouri as part of its consolidation in Denver has prompted several Missouri Congressmen to request an investigation into the decision. Among their issues, they argue that an internal committee and an independent consultant agreed that the Rolla location is more efficient. This controversy has been […]

Yahoo! Podcasts

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Yahoo! has joined the podcast search community with there new Yahoo! Podcasts Beta. This works fairly well and looks like it is trying to be the Technorati for podcasts. Yahoo! Podcasts

Census Bureau awards $500 million contract

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The US Census Bureau has award a 6-year contract worth more than $500 million to Lockheed Martin for the 2010 Census Decennial Response Integration System (DRIS). They will also be working with IBM and several other companies. The press release didn’t go into too much detail, but it seems like the Census Bureau may be […]