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Loopt’s Brian Knapp talks about privacy issues

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E-Commerce Times has posted an interview with Brian Knapp, a VP at Loopt, the mobile social networking and mapping software company. The article is actually focused on how Loopt deals with privacy issues for its users, which is a different focus than the usual coverage that details the features or functionality. The issues raised in […]

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Core Location…Wow that was quick

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Was it just back in October that I was pondering how long it would take Apple to introduce Core Location to provide developers a simple hook into location information for new apps, much like Core Image and Core Audio. While Core Location isn’t coming to the laptop yet, it is going to be available through […]

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Microsoft releases dev software to students

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In their journey to get everyone hooked on their dev tools, Microsoft has rolled out DreamSpark, a site where students can download: Visual Studio 2008 Expression Studio Windows Server 2003 XNA Game Studio 2.0 These products are great for folks who are just starting out in development and design. They are free to students on […]

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Globe Glider – Try some geo-browsing

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Our reader Ed always sends us great links to cool applications and projects, and Globe Glider is another great find. According to the site, it’s a “geo-browser” with an interface that allows users to search and browse by location. Both a Google Maps and Virtual Earth interface are available (you can also use it in […]

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Highlighting a few geospatial podcasts

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I am, as usual, a bit behind on the blogs and podcasts. But as I am catching up (aka procrastinating writing) I wanted to highlight a couple of podcasts that have come out recently. Directions Podcast (Jan 17) – focuses on Agile development ESRI Speaker Series (Jan 16) – Interview with authors of Placing History

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Second Annual ArcGIS Server Code Challenge

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Our good friend and GIS Day Mate (GDM for short) Rick Lawson sent me a note about the 2008 ArcGIS Server Code Challenge. If you’re the programming sort and have a hankerin’ for an extra $25,000 bucks, you might want to enter. Entries have to use ArcServer 9.2 and must be uploaded to the ArcScripts […]

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Google, Facebook join DataPortability workgroup

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DataPortability announced today that Google, Facebook, and Plaxo have joined the DataPortability Workgroup on creating open standards for social networking data. DataPortability’s mission is ” To put all existing technologies and initiatives in context to create a reference design for end-to-end Data Portability. To promote that design to the developer, vendor and end-user community.” In […]