WildFinder is the World Wildlife Fund’s web
map-driven, searchable database on wildlife species worldwide, which was developed by ESRI and the private firm BlueRaster.
Check it out at http://www.worldwildlife.org/wildfinder/
The Register has an interesting article showing images garnered from Google Earth. I think the title is a tad sensationalist, but the article is interesting.
This GPS unit looks fun. A combination of GPS, MP3 player, with PDA functions tossed in. Though the price tag might be a little high.
Here is a cool UK website that details a project that “aims to collect a geographically representative photograph for every square kilometre of the British Isles” They bill it as a geography project for the people, since the photos are submitted, and apparently already have 30,000 grid squares covered.
Extraterrestrial mapping efforts continue
The future of Hubble may seem similar to that of Landsat 7, but it is still getting the job done. Archives are nice too…
I saw a press release on GeoTorrent on the Geoplace website and checked out the GeoTorrent.org site. It is based on bitTorrent technology. They seem to have mostly satellite mosaics right now, and also some TIGER data.
Here is a link to the GeoTorrent website if you want to check it out:
From the Geocommunity website: On Wednesday, the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI) announced some statistics about the third year of their Small Grants Program, which received neary 100 applications from geospatial practitioners around the world. Of the 40 applications selected for furtehr consideration, 19 were from Africa, 10 from the Asia-Pacific region, 7 from the Americas and 4 from Europe
The significance of math. Team Slackers United
This article from InfoWorld discusses a set of API’s that Microsoft will announce at their Professional Developer’s Conference which starts Spet. 13th in Los Angeles. Mapping components, including an API for Virtual Earth and the new MapPoint Web Service 4.0.