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Indy and friends win with Flash

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One on the main reasons to stop by the U of Redlands booths, besides the general heckling, is to catch up with Indy who is a PhD student at UCSB. We met her a couple of years ago at the ESRIUC where she turned the camera around on us for a video she was using […]

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Poll results, new poll

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The poll has closed and the question we asked was “Which element of GIS is most important?”. The results broke down as follows (based on 122 votes): Hardware -3% Software – 13% Processes – 8% Data – 34% People – 42% The new poll is a quick question for those of you heading to an […]

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“vampire tourism” and geography

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Accodinng to this article in MSNBC news, the book Twilight has created booming tourism in the town where the novel is set… where the author never visited when she wrote the first book, which has now gained Harry Potter status. The town set out to match places in the book with places in the town. […]

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LHC/CERN follow-up

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Since Sue is still enamored with the LHC rap video (I guess it is time for us to introduce her to nerdcore) I thought I would just mention that the Large Hadron Collider had its first successful run today, and no, the world did not come to an end via blackhole or other atom smashing […]

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Who Buys What, Globally

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It should come as no surprise that we in the US buy the most of all the categories. However, if you’re curious how other nations stack up, the New York Times has a flash interactive map showing how nations compare in purchasing of clothes, electronics, alcohol & tobacco, household goods, and recreation. The map is […]

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Location sharing apps for your iToy

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So as has been suggested on quite a few sites, the number of location apps on the iTunes app store continues to increase. Today I am focusing on location sharing apps. These are apps that allow you to acquire your location (via GPS, wifi, or cell location) and email your location. The app the I […]