It is true that Japan gets all of the great toys first, but sometimes I think it would be better not to know about them. Engadget provides a brief description of Pioneer’s Raku-Navi which combines an in car gps with a touch panel, a 30GB hard drive for holding your tunes, and can have a […]
Reader Leszek emailed reguarding my previous post of open/free software to point out DigitalGrove. I hate to admit when I forget about things, but I did…I had completely forgotten about this great resource. This site has an extensive list of free data and software along with descriptions and comparisons of different geospatial technologies.
Mapz has posted a short list of GIS software that is open source and/or free. I intend to someday create a page of these so if you have other software you would like to point out feel free to email me.
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 […]
Whatever your beliefs on the global warming issue, the recent spate of articles on the melting of Arctic ice and the warming of the climate in Alaska seem pretty scary. Satellite imagery is being used to show that the Arctic ice cap is shrinking at an alarming rate. You can check out the MSNBC.com article […]
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 […]
Chris Ayres of the London Times has written a pretty funny article about the irresistible lure of in-car navigation devices and other digital navigation aids, and the chaos that ensues Check out the article at the London Times Online
On Sept 25 a new GPS satellite was launched which was the first of eight new GPS satellites. More information is available via Telematics Journal Via Engadget – Air Force launches new GPS IIR satellite – Engadget – www.engadget.com
That’s right, a joint project between Chinese and US zoological institutes will be using GPS to track pandas in the wild to learn more about their sex habits. I guess it’s true that privacy is a thing of the past….. via CNN.com
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