Adobe Acrobat 3D

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For all you CAD users out there, Yahoo!News reported on Monday that Adobe is releasing Adobe Acrobat 3D, which will allow 3D files from major CAD applications to be saved as PDFs and retain their 3D characteristics. It’s not cheap at $995, but as the article points out, it will be pretty useful to people […]

AllPointsBlog gets Dugg

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For those of you familiar with the social bookmarking site Digg.com, search Digg for “geospatial” (or just click the link) and you will see that someone dugg Adena over at AllPointsBlog.com. I am definitely for this and think the community should try to see if we can get enough diggs to push this story to […]

Assessing the cultural value of farmland and open space

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Art Rex, a geographer at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, is conducting research on using GIS as a tool in developing qualitative assessments of the value of farmland and open space that go beyond the monetary value of the land. By creating a database of other variables that might affect perceptions of a parcel’s […]

Mapping Video Games

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I personally find virtual worlds mapping an interesting niche in the mapping world.  Most world builders have no real training in any sort of geographic principles, so I find it facinating how they link various geographic regions together in world.  Here’s an interesting site that shows maps for vintage video games (and a couple of not […]

Mappy – Road Guide

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Mappy is a European page that has quite a few interesting features that aren’t really available in its ‘states-side’ counterparts.  It does offer up the expected high-res imagery for a few larger cities and vector graphics for most everywhere in Europe, but it also has an interesting feature they call MappyMe (MappyMoi if you watch […]