NAVTEQ launches its Annual Global LBS Challenge

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This competition challenges application developers worldwide to build innovative positioning technology and NAVTEQ maps. Global registration is now open and will close December 2, 2005. The first prize is $50,000 cash and $100,000 in NAVTEQ map licenses You can read about the contest at GISuser.com or at the Challenge website here via GISuser.com

Call for papers: Session on blogs and podcasts in geography

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Over the last year blogs and podcasts have really come to the fore as great ways to disseminate information. While they do not take the place of traditional media for reporting and documentation, they offer a forum for more up-to-date or opinion based information. They also offer a web of information as different blogs link […]

Space Elevator

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That’ s right, a space elevator. This is a serious effort from a number of groups to develop an elevator that could be used to transport stuff – and people – between the earth and space. Conceptually it is a 62,000 mile carbon nanotube composite ribbon that will use mechanical lifters moving up and down […]

Mount St Helens video

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If you’re into volcanoes, the USGS is releasing a 20-minute video which gives a summary of activity at Mount St. Helens over the past year. Details of the release will be available after the news event today, which was scheduled for 10am PDT (1pm EDT) Via Spatial News

Montgomery County, MD’s woes

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I think it is safe for me to say that we are fans of Montgomery County. While I haven’t visited their offices myself, I know that Sue has along with other colleagues. They have been strong adopters of GIS, especially ESRI products thanks to working with the DC ESRI office. It is tough for something […]

World66 – travel guide you write

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During one of my “brain hurts” breaks tonight I came across this site. I came in originally through their map builder, which lets you create a map that shows the states you have visited. However, on closer inspection it is quite an interesting concept, kind of a travel guide wiki. The front page prompts you […]

Keychain size personal GPS device hits the market

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Yes, that’s right. According to the press release, this new personal GPS unit has full GPS capabilities, e-911, two-way voice speaker phone, and programmable buttons for one-touch dialing, and is the size of a key chain. However, it costs almost $500 and, after the first year, loos like you have to pay for the GPS […]

UK National Trails website

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One of our professors who is from the UK showed us this site with maps, photos and other information about the National Trail system. If you are visiting, or even live there, and want to know about hiking all over England or just learn about the different regions, check out this site http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/index.asp?PageId=1