WebMapping

ESRI – Hurricane Disaster Viewer

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ESRI is serving an ArcWeb Services powered Hurricane Disaster viewer on its website. It offers a number of data layers from before the hurricanes, such as population density and imagery, and several layers related to post-hurricane conditions. There’s even a layer showing the US Postal Services closed service areas. Nothing earth-shattering, but pulls together GIS […]

WebMapping

CNET Review of Microsoft’s Virtual Earth beta

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CNET posted their review of MSN Virtual Earth beta, which you can read here Their review of Google Earth beta back in July can be found here CNET gives Virtual Earth a plus for its trip planning and search features, but gives the edge to Google Earth in terms of the quality of satellite imagery […]

Remote Sensing

Day and Night around the World

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If you simply must know where it is day and night around the world, here are a couple of websites for you. time.gov keeps the official U.S. time via atomic clock and has a feature which shows where the sun is shining and where it is dark when you click on a time zone. Check […]

Events

NAVTEQ launches its Annual Global LBS Challenge

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This competition challenges application developers worldwide to build innovative positioning technology and NAVTEQ maps. Global registration is now open and will close December 2, 2005. The first prize is $50,000 cash and $100,000 in NAVTEQ map licenses You can read about the contest at GISuser.com or at the Challenge website here via GISuser.com

Remote Sensing

The start of Google Maps Messages?

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Data is data. Sure Google gives folks a great interface to view it, but aerial and sattelite images have been captured for decades. Archaeologists have found archaeological sites via aeiral photos since the 1960s, Roman Villas and all. Folks aware of remote sensing have been leaving things to be seen in images, for good and […]

Cartography

Oddens’ Bookmarks

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If you want to know where to find anything about maps and mapping on the Internet, check out Odden’s Bookmarks. It’s a mapping-related links site maintained by the University of Utrecht Faculty of Geosciences that has a handy search function. Link to it here