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Technology Review talks Second Earth

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The online version of the latest issue (July/August 2007) of Technology Review has a fairly comprehensive article by Wade Roush about Second Life, virtual globes, social mapping, and the prospects for merging geospatial technologies and virtual world to create a Second Earth. None of the topics is especially new, but Roush does a good job […]

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Find Recycling Near You

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I ran across this site today via Digg – Find your local Recycling station! I checked our area and the data is rather mediocre at best. It has the commercial sites but none of the county wide sites that are maintained. Barb works with our county recycling authority, so I’ve had a pretty good chance […]

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Upcoming GIS and web book

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Scott Davis is authoring an upcoming book entitled GIS for Web Developers: Adding ‘Where’ to Your Web Applications from the Pragmatic Bookshelf the book will be out either June or October. Davis has been writing and speaking about GIS and web development for a couple of years. Things the book will cover include -Find free […]

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JFK Terrorists May Have Used Google Earth

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The Age is reporting that the terrorists plotting to blow up JFK airport in New York may have used Google Earth in their planning. As the article states, less than a month ago, the head of the NGA offered the opinion that the US government should consider censoring satellite photos. Certainly any tool can be […]

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GeoSelector – our mapping tools turned against us

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The success of web mapping applications does, of course, have its drawbacks. Case in point – GeoSelector. This new mapping tool from DirectMail.com lets users define a targeted audience for direct mailings based on location and demographics and boasts a database of 220 million consumers in 110 million households. GeoSelector is built on the GoogleMaps […]

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The NanoMetro Map – mapping nanotechnology hotspots

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I haven’t posted about a Google Maps mashup in awhile, but this one, called Putting Nanotechnology on the Map, offers an interesting perspective on where nanotechnology research hotspots are located in the US, including universities, private companies and government facilities. Some of the centers, like the San Francisco Bay area, are no surprise, but I […]

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One way to avoid getting sick

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Ever wonder how accurate that phrase, “It’s going around” really is? Well now you can figure it out with Who is Sick? This is sort of epidemiology amateur style. Anyone can post their symptoms along with where they’re located. So if you’re feeling a tad under the weather, give the site a shot and see […]