General

MS Street-Side Preview Live

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Microsoft has just released thier Street-Side product in preview mode. It’s a pretty nifty implementation of AJAX technology and mapping. You can type in an address and get a split screen view of the map of the area, and the view you’d see if you were in a race car, sports car, or walking (I […]

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Newly-Issued Patent may threaten Rich Media applications

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You may have seen this already if you read tech news or blogs (Adena over at AllPoints Blog mentioned it this morning), but a patent issued on February 14th for web-based applications that use rich media like Flash, Ajax, and Java. That would mean that any Internet-base rich media applications that use dynamic movement, including […]

Events

Mashup Camp

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On February 11th and 12th, the first Mashup Camp was held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. The goal of the camp was get anyone interested in mashups, from mashup developers to API providers to mashup enablers, together in one place to talk about and see all kinds of mashups and get […]

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Real Time Mapping with Google maps

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This is one of the cooler uses of Google Maps. The DARTmaps Project shows the real time movement of trains on train tracks in Dublin. While you can watch the trains move around in the default view, for more dramatic effect, click on one of the trains to zoom in. It’s a pretty interesting use […]

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Mapping a city government’s accomplishments

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The Washington, DC Mayor’s Office website now features an interactive map highlighting the city administration’s 2005 accomplishments in 14 policy areas. Each of the icons is a hotlink to a short description of the accomplishment. It’s a pretty simple interface, but an  interesting visual representation of what the city government is up to. Via DCist

VirtualEnvironments

eDuShi

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eDuShi is a 3D mapping site for the city of Shanghai, with a cool Sim City kind of look instead of using satellite imagery, and has a navigation interface simliar to other internet mapping applications. As you mouse over structures, text info popups up interactively (unfortunately I don’t read Chinese).  Although not photo-realistic, it is […]

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Web 2.0 Innovation Map

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The Web 2.0 Innovation Map is a Google Maps mashup that shows a geographic location for many of the most well-known Web 2.0 applications, including Wikipedia, WordPress, MySpace, Friendster, Flickr, Yahoo!Maps, and Google itself. So, now you can use a Web 2.0 application to learn about other Web 2.0 applications. Via Digg.com

Education

Step-By-StepTutorial: Open Source Web GIS

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mapz posted a link to an article titled “Web GIS in practice IV: publishing your health maps and connecting to remote WMS sources using the Open Source UMN MapServer and DM Solutions MapLab“, that  comes complete with a tutorial.  The tutorial is a 14 page document that walks you through downloading the software, installing on […]

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Carbon Project Becomes ESRI Business Partner

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The Carbon Project, which focuses on development of Open-Geospatial .NET applications, announced it has become a member of the ESRI Business Partner Program, and will develop interoperability extensions for ArcGIS. The first extension will be CarbonArc, which will enable seamless use of OGC services in ArcGIS. The first module, CarbonArc Lite, is already available for […]