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Start putting 3D models in your GIS

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Apparently Autodesk pushed out an update to Maya PLE for the Mac this weekend which made me think we haven’t really talked too much about how we can make 3D Models for our GIS as we begin moving more closely to a 3D GIS. We tend to use Sketch-Up quite a bit since it is […]

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Desktop Geotagging done right…Magrathea

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We have mentioned MapMemo before, but I thought it was missing that little something (geographic coordinates). Caffeinated Cocoa has rolled out a great little desktop app for the Mac called Magrathea that uses web services to pull in Yahoo! Map data and geocoding services to allow to geotag desktop data, web information, and the ability […]

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SEXTANTE extension to gvsig

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The gvsig project has announced the official release of the SEXTANTE project that provides a wide range of vector and raster. SEXTANTE is still in development and apparently have some issues with raster, but it is definitely worth a look.

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Launchy: Application Launcher for Windows

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Steve points out an interesting little open source app for Windows that allows you open programs using the keyboard by typing in the name of your application of choice. This is a far cry from what I have been hoping for which is someone to replicate QuickSilver (currently Mac only) for Windows so that you […]

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Loki becomes friendlier

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In light of the poll results over at SlashGeo I will continue on with my day of Mac posts. So the folks building the Loki wifi positioning system rolled out a Mac version of their toolbar this week along with one for mobile devices. I enjoyed playing with it when I was running Windows and […]

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3D Windows apps coming to Mac

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For those of you who have been switching over to the Mac, but are tired of booting into Windows whenever you want to run anything graphics ‘heavy’ from Windows Live 3D to the latest first person shooter, a solution is on the horizon. Parallels, the virtualization software, has announced their 3.0 upgrade which may hit […]

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MapInfo 9.0

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If you head over to the MapInfo.com homepage you will be greeted by a splash screen stating that the MapInfo acquisition by Pitney Bowes is complete and that the new name will be PB MapInfo, and if you continue on, you can find info on the upcoming June release of MapInfo 9.0, which WILL be […]

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WooHoo…time to play with code

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Summer is here, grades are turned in, time to play with the toys. As some of you know we have been waiting anxiously for ArcGIS Engine 9.2 to upgrade some projects for the day jobs and try out some of the new bells and whistles. Since they pushed Engine into a new EDN package for […]

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Thoughtex, map your mind

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My recent return to the Mac after about a decade of using only Windows, thanks to work, was based on several reasons from quality of hardware (and the switch to intel) to moving back to an interface I am happy with. One of those reasons in the middle was the great set of specific tools […]