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 […]

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 […]

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

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