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Pay-As-You-Go GPS

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A British company is rolling out (no pun intended) a Pay-as-you-go GPS/Navigation system for cell phones. The vision is for it to be used by motorists in an ad hoc fashion to avoid traffic. What I think is interesting is all the computation is done back at the server end with the result pushed to […]

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

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Real-time Ship Tracking

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IBM and Maersk (Danish shipping company) announced they are teaming up on a project to provide real-time wireless tracking for cargo ships, via a device attached to individual cargo containers. They’re actually going to start testing this fall. Read the article here (via abcnews.com)

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

Remote Sensing

The Full Moon Atlas

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This is an image map of Lunar photographs. It is broken into sections so that you can zoom in to few more detail of different portions of the moon. Check it out at The Full Moon Atlas Via The Map Room

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Paying your highway tolls via satellite?

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I just saw this article on Geocommunity. Apparently , a private company called Mapflow is teaming up with the Dublin Transportation Office (Ireland) to do a feasibility study on the use of satellite technology to track cars in real-time, and then charge drivers for the distance they travelled on the toll road. The study is […]

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 […]