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And Another Great Tech Pioneer Leaves Us

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The news around the Internet today is that Dennis Ritchie, inventor of the C programming language and the UNIX operating system, passed away over the weekend. I think it’s a mark of his impact that it might not be readily apparent exactly how important Ritchie was to our modern technology world. The fact of the […]

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Video preview of ArcGIS Explorer 1500

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Via the Esri Developer Network Facebook page is a hip preview video for the upcoming ArcGIS Explorer 1500, complete with catchy music (Sorry the video isn’t set up to embed, so just click the image below to go to the video) –

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Internet Operating System?

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A couple of days ago, Tim O’Reilly published an interesting piece entitled “The State of the Internet Operating System” I’m not going to say a whole lot about it, other than to say it touched on a lot of areas. ┬áHe talked about mobile, location based services, platform integration, abstractions, and a bunch of other […]

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Micello – Mapping Indoor Spaces

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As more and more mapping applications are being developed and releasing, we’re seeing a lot of innovative ways to utilize maps. Finding your way from point A to Point B, checking out real-time weather and traffic conditions, finding restaurants and services…. the list is getting longer every day. But one area that is still relatively […]

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UNIX taking the lead (part 1)

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There are times when I hear someone say something that should have been obvious, but it just makes me pause (more dumbfounded than usual) due to the the way it shifts my thinking about a significant portion of my universe. The statement in question was made by Andy Ihnatko on a recent MacBreak Weekly (Epi173) […]

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MySynths – Photosynth meets Facebook

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As many of you know, I just love Photosynth, so naturally I had to post when I was catching up on tech news this afternoon and read about MySynths, a new Facebook application that lets you upload synths created in Photosynth to your Facebook Profile and display them on your Wall. Developed by speakTech, MySynths […]

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Adobe Acrobat and geospatial information

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I was catching up on my email this morning, and got a note that Adobe has started an Acrobat Geospatial and Mapping Forum for its users to discuss topics related to using Acrobat and spatially-enabled PDFs for geospatial applications. Although I often export maps and other documents as PDFs, I’m not really that familiar with […]

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Holistic City’s CityCAD turns one year old

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Sue and I had a chance to Chris Sharpe of Holistic City about their CityCAD and Streetscape software solutions. That will be released later this month, but I wanted to highlight the deal they are running now for CityCAD’s first anniversary. When you sign up for a commercial subscription of CityCAD before June 30, you […]

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Synthing the Inauguration

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In case you haven’t already seen this, Microsoft is partnering with CNN to use Photosynth create a huge synth of Obama’s Inauguration on Tuesday, January 20th. Using a combination of photos from CNN photographers and anybody attending the event who wants to participate, the synth will capture the entire sweep of the Inauguration, from closeups […]