UK Interactive General Election Map

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We’ve highlighted some of the efforts to utilize web mapping platforms as a tool for organizing and presenting information about the US presidential election, but I just ran across a unique interactive web map for the UK’s current political makeup and what that would mean for the next General Election, put together for the Telegraph […]

Google, Facebook join DataPortability workgroup

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DataPortability announced today that Google, Facebook, and Plaxo have joined the DataPortability Workgroup on creating open standards for social networking data. DataPortability’s mission is ” To put all existing technologies and initiatives in context to create a reference design for end-to-end Data Portability. To promote that design to the developer, vendor and end-user community.” In […]

Google Maps at the Gas Pump

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Here’s a perfect idea that should have happened long ago. Google is rolling out an interactive application for gas pumps to allow travelers to search maps and print them out at the pump. Want to know where the closest hotel or pizza joint is located while you’re filling up? No problem, the interactive map will […]

Online Interactive Heat Loss Map

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Working on the notion that showing people is often the best way to influence their behavior, the Haringy Council in the UK is providing an online Interactive Heat Loss Map. The idea is to let residents see their own homes’ heat loss and work on insulating their properties better, but the map also lets everyone […]