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Windows 7 Features Revealed!

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Looks like Microsoft is really going “hands on” (hehe… I crack myself up!) Check out the list from Gizmodo: There will be a OSX-like dock, though how OS X-like is yet to be seen. Multi-touch gestures in photogalleries like two-finger zoom, flicking, and panning. Think of the photo app on the Microsoft Surface table. Multi-touch […]

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Virtual Worlds. Pubs, direction, and just plain cool

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Geography is just as important in virtual worlds as it is in the real world. While the users of these technologies (e.g. Second Life or World of Worldcraft) may inhabit distinctly different locations IRL (in real life) they interact with a distinct landscape and within very real communities when they are online in virtual worlds. […]

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IBM’s Many Eyes collaborative visualization tools

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IBM has a cool project now in beta called Many Eyes, which was developed by their Collaborative User Experience‘s Visual Communication Lab. Many Eyes is a set of visualization tools and web services that allow users to create and share visualization projects, with the goal of creating a collaborative social networking space for exploring and […]

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Mobile Gaming meets environmental awareness

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What better way to learn about conservation efforts to save Africa’s few remaining mountain gorillas than playing a mobile game! Silverbackers, a free game that can be downloaded and played on any Java-capable phone with a mobile web access / data plan, lets you help save mountain gorillas as you play through its 8 levels. […]

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LGGI becomes ERDAS…again

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I have to admit that I JUST started calling Imagine and other Leica Geosystems Geospatial Inc products “Leica Imagine”. Now I have to unlearn this behavior as they have rebranded as ERDAS, Inc. 1) In my opinion this is a great marketing move, at least for those of us who have used the software for […]

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3DNature software sale

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Just got an email that 3D Nature has a big software bundle sale going on at the 3DNature Online Store until the end of March. You may remember that we had the chance to talk to Chris Hanson back in January on Epis 129 & 130. The bundle includes SceneExpress and their SketchUp Component Library […]

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ArcGIS 9.2 Service Pack 5

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The roadmap for 9.2 that we had seen previously showed SP 1-4 and an early ’08 release for 9.3. As we know 9.3 has been pushed back to Q3 (probably around the time of the UC) but keeping with their plan for quarterly service packs and updates ESRI announced that SP5 will be released later […]

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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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Vista prices drop, is it ready for primetime…

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Apparently Microsoft announce a price drop between $30-40 for Vista last week. With the release of Vista SP1 eminent I am wondering if this means Vista is finally ready for prime time. More importantly is it ready for the geospatial workflow. Apparently the restructured ESRI courses that will be rolling out in support of ArcGIS […]