Hobu Podcast 2 out now

I noticed this yesterday, but I completely forgot to blog it. Howard Butler’s second podcast is out and he interviews James Fee of the popular Spatially Adjusted blog. They discuss a good bit of the state of GIS and a nice interlude where they discussed the joys of command line ArcInfo and the explosion of ArcView when it hit 3.0. I think Howard was a little overly critical of his first podcast where it was just him and a microphone, but that is just my opine 🙂

To give the podcast a listen head over to Hobu.biz.

Internet News Article | Internet satellite imagery under fire over security

The non-sense continues. To revisit this issue of high res imagery and security yet again visit Internet News Article | Reuters.com. This data is, and has been, available through contractors for some time now. Even back into the early 90’s there has been imagery available that was high enough resolution to make out many of these things are concerned about. We will continue to be grouchy as it all moves forward.

Welcome to visitors from The Map Room

We have had a nice little spike in our visitors thanks to Jonathan Crowe of The Map Room. I would like to welcome you all and point you to the links in the upper left corner that will take you around the site. The podcast can be downloaded directly through the “avsp podcast” link to the left, you can subscribe to it through iTunes, and if you would prefer to use your own Podcast aggregator the feed is http://feeds.feedburner.com/veryspatial. If you are not sure what I am talking about, you should find out more because podcasting (blogcasting, videocasting, etc) is a great way to get audio (and video) content that is interesting to you. If you are interested in learning more visit the Wikipedia entry.

All in all…welcome!

House keeping

I have added a blog & podcast list page that links to the blogs and podcasts we refer to and an about page that is intended to describe the intent of this site and the podcast.

Map Morph

Software to graphically morph between two maps. I watched the second demo that is interesting, but it isn’t overly impressive. It has great potential if used with the correct maps.


Great rebuttal to “Your fault for living there…”

Langauge warning for the link. That said, this is a great rebuttal to some idiotic statements that have been going around, I didn’t phrase my commecnt that way when we were recording the podcast. I wish I had this link last night when we were recording.

Folks tend to forget the fact that they could have been the ones impacted by a catastrophe instead of their neighbor. Reality is you never expect it to be you until it is too late.

I’m Not Gidget, I Just Play Her In Real Life.

Natural Hazards Center

The Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado, which conducts hazards and disaster research, is calling for proposals for Quick Response grants to study the impacts of Hurrican Katrina. The small grants, which average between $1500 and $3000, are to cover food, travel, and lodging expense to allow researchers to conduct short-term field studies immediately following a disaster. The website also has information about NSF funding to collect data about the impacts of Hurrican Katrina

Natural Hazards Center

toEat.com: online restaurant services

This is a service that uses the Google Map API (as usual) that allows you to look for restaurants by zip code. Once you are zoomed into your chosen zip code restaraunts are grouped by street so that if you zoom in again you will see the location of the restaraunts themselves. Now if they would add a randomizer they could help people decide where to eat 🙂

toEat.com: online restaurant services