Exploration in the modern world

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BBC Radio 4’s Today program recently asked “Where’s left to explore?”. The answer is an interesting discussion of the impact of geospatial technologies and the meaning of exploration that is definitely worth a read. For my part, I think that while the grand concept of exploration is important it is our small adventures that allow […]

COGO letter Urges Establishment of Geospatial Subcommittees

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We recorded this week’s episode before seeing the press release Coalition of Geospatial Organizations (COGO) Urges Congress to Establish Geospatial Subcommittee in House and Senate. The letter is available from the URISA/COGO site (pdf). It points out existing government led spatial organizations, talks about the use of geospatial technologies by various government offices and suggests […]

Krugman Predicts End of US Auto Industry

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Paul Krugman, Nobel prize winning economist, has predicted the end of the US auto industry. Although this has been widely reported elsewhere, I think it’s interesting to note the reason Krugman quotes: “It will do so because of the geographical forces that me and my colleagues have discussed…” So if anyone gives you flak for […]