In our search for power and glory, we have waited 1/2 year to formally ask you what you think. We are using a third party survey hosted by Podtrac to get to know you and your opinion of avsp. We know your numbers and we know some of you personally, but now we want to turn you all into statistics 🙂 If you have 5 mintes, please fill out the survey. (more…)
Check out this entry from the RFID in Japan blog. They have created an exhibition with a giant aerial photo of the city on the floor, with over 7000 RFID tags embedded in the floor beneath the photo. As you move the portable information display around the photo (they plan to add PDA-based support soon), the display gives you historical and cultural information about the position on the photo. I have to say, this is just cool……
After scrubbing the first 2 launch times, the New Horizons probe finally lifted off just under an hour ago. It will take it 10 years to reach Pluto, but it is still the fastest spacecraft ever launched.
This story on CNN demostrates why you need to clearly mark a geocache as such. From the article, “In June, a bomb squad in De Pere, Wisconsin, used a robot-mounted shotgun to blast the lid off a suspicious-looking military ammunition box found in a park. It also turned out to be a geocache.” It’s a little bit funny, but also a tad scary. So paint a big red ‘geocache’ on your geocache boxes!
Orbimage, Inc. recently finalized its acquisition of Denver-based Space Imaging, Inc., and the two companies will now combine to do business as GeoEye. In early 2007, the company is still planning to launch OrbView-5, a new satellite which will be able to capture panchromatic and multispectral imagery with a ground resolution of 0.41 meters, which they claim will be the highest commercial resolution in the world. GeoEye will now also provide imagery from Space Imaging’s main satellite sensors, IKONOS and the Indian Remote Sensing satellite sensors, along with their own OrbView satellites.
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A few days ago GISBlog.net mentioned GeoMinder a phone-based software that makes happen what I think is one of the holy grails of LBS, the ability to create location based notes. While GeoMinder seems to be for individual notes, the logical next step is to host these on a server and share them with contacts. Check it out if you have a supported phone (I don’t 🙁 )
I came across another spanish speaking geospatial blog that is interesting.Ã‚Â Their description suggests they focus on Virtual Earth and Google Local, but they have some good links to interesting sites that haven’t made the rounds in most of the english speaking blogs (I will be changing that in the next couple of days 🙂 ).
Peter Morville, our guest on this week’s episode, maintains his own blog, Findability.org, where he discusses the ideas behind the technologies that are making findability an increasingly important part of our digital lifestyles. In a post yesterday (where he also gave us a nod!), he coins the term ‘spatiosemantic’ and defines it as “a mashup that describes the impending collision of space and meaning on the geospatial web.” It will be interesting to see how he further defines this notion, and whether it catches on elsewhere.
If so you may be interested in the spanish speaking blog La Cartoteca. From the entries that I have ‘read’ (my spanish teacher would be sad) so far La Cartoteca seems to focus on cartography with some general geography and miscellaneous content for good measure. Alejandro Polanco Masa, the blog author also has another interesting blog called Technologia Obsoleta. Check them out if you speak spanish, or you can try a Babelfish translation if you are truly curious.