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Geography of a Recession

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The New York Times has a nice interactive map (flash based) of unemployement rates by county.  It shows that areas with housing booms, lots of manufacturing, and high existing unemployment got hit the hardest this last year, which isn’t a huge suprise.  However, you can use the map to see some regionalization to this stuff.

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California Bill to Blur Schools and Churches

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Ars Technica is reporting about a bill introduced by a California legislator about a month ago making it a crime to not blur out government buildings, including schools and churches.  The bill would make the punishment for non-compliance $250,000 per day and a minimum of a year of jail time for the company’s executive officers.  […]

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LA Times mapping Los Angeles neighborhoods

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As part of the Data Desk section of the L.A. Times website, the paper is unveiling a project to map the neighborhoods of Los Angeles, California. As described in an article discussing the mapping project, the purpose is to create a map that reporters can use as a reference for consistent information on the naming […]

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Trendwatching predicts Mapmania for 2009

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Yes, I am finally back online after a week with limited internet and then a brief bout of cold/flu. I was going over this year’s predictions on all sorts of tech sights, and the list at Trendwatching.com had “Mapmania” as their number 5 consumer trend for the new year. Big surprise for most of us, […]

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Jesse’s Jaunt

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I am trying out Instamapper’s GPS Tracking app for the iPhone on my trip across the state today. So once I hit the road the dot should follow me along every minute or so. It isn’t quite like following Santa’s progress tomorrow, but it may amuse a few of you 🙂 UPDATE: The app seems […]

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New York Rat Map

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Time Magazine online is reporting about New York’s Rat Map online. The project is a tad over a year old. The project features a nice participartory GIS component as residents (and presumablly visitors as well) can report rat infestation issues. Definately one of the most intersting mashups I’ve seen! And a tad icky too 🙂

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Crime Tracking in the 21st Century

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Ars Technica has a pretty nice summary article on a few crime mapping and mashup sites around the web. We’ve reported one or two of these in the past, but there are a few I hadn’t heard about. It’s interesting to see Toronto releasing all if its homicide information on the web for all to […]

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Intuit Moves Quickbooks Into the Geospatial World

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Intuit is announcing a new geo-demographic feature at the Adobe Max Conference. It’s to be built on Flash (grrr), but it will allow even the most basic Quickbooks user to tap into geodeomgraphic information and their sales information. The app is a sort of mashup, as the Quickbooks data lies on the user’s machine, but […]

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Episode 172 follow-up

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This past weekend we released an episode that was a bit disjointed. When we recorded it I thought I was going to toss it out and record a new episode, because there were so many directions. After listening to it though I realized that it is what the neogeo landscape is like in an academic […]

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The Candy Map Manifesto

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We declare that it is the right of all peoples to acquire and consume as much sugar as is humanly possible in any form imaginable. As the veil begins to thin and we honor our ancestors as is the tradition on October 31 and November 1, it is imperative that spirits are high. In order […]