General

Big list of Open/Free GIS Software

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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.

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 […]

Physical Geography

Satellite imagery shows Arctic ice melt

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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 […]

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