GIS_Software

GIS Unshackled – from GeoWorld

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This is a feature article from the August issue of GeoWorld that gives an overview of open source GIS tools. Since I have to admit that I am not that familiar with using open source stuff for GIS applications, I thought it was a good introduction. You can read the article on Geoplace

WebMapping

Top Spot or not

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Top spot or not is a site where you can vote on thousands of locations throughout the world. As usual, it uses Google Maps to display the locations. Check it out at Top Spot or not / Hands of Victory. Via Digg

General

World66 – travel guide you write

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During one of my “brain hurts” breaks tonight I came across this site. I came in originally through their map builder, which lets you create a map that shows the states you have visited. However, on closer inspection it is quite an interesting concept, kind of a travel guide wiki. The front page prompts you […]

Cartography

BBC – Voices – The Voices Recordings

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This is another in the line of UK sites we have pointed out this week. Voices maps recordings of interviews with British residents from England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Through these you can get a sense of the linguisitic and cultural differences as you move through the country. Some of the recordings include colorful langauge, […]