Two new mainstream media audio programs leaped onto the scene today. OnPoint, an NPR program, hosted a program titled The Geospatial Web that covered the ubiquitousness of geospatial technologies, much of it mentioned on this weeks podcast and some that is planned for this weekends podcast when we look at Peter Morville’s Ambient Findability. BBC4’s Shop Talk also discuss Digital Mapping and Tracking which includes another group of geospatial technology experts.
Both of these programs can be listened to online on their respective websites and OnPoint can be downloaded as an mp3 from the iTunes podcast directory.
Susan Spano chronicles her visit to the UK’s Ordnance Survey facilities in this nice article from the LA Times online.
This is an interesting concept to keep an eye on. MapMe blends Skype and maps for a spatial address book and what they call a geographical caller ID.
KhaosLabs | MapMe for Skype
soundTransit is an online collaborative project that collects sound recordings from different places around the world. Users are then able to “book” audio trips to various destinations and pick itineraries that allow them to listen to sound samples from different “stopovers”. soundTransit is one of a number of projects that focus on the idea that sound is an important way of defining place. So check it out, book a trip and listen to sounds from around the world, or even add a recording of your own.
I am not sure anyone even noticed, but after I upgraded to WordPress2.0 last night the podcast feed was fine until it decided the cached copy had been around too long and looked for a new copy and found a bad page.Ã‚Â Everything is back up and running as far as I can tell.Ã‚Â Overall, the upgrade to WP2 was great, remembering that I customized the feed for no real reason, not so great 🙂
xearth for Windows is an interesting little desktop replacement. It doesn’t appear to have been updated in a couple of years, but it is still worth a gander.
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Shownotes – Episode 24
January 1, 2006
Main Topic: Location Based Services
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Main topic: Location Based Services. News:RGGI, Landsat Orthorectified, Tsunami a year later.
It is now 2006 the world over. 2005 was good for us at VerySpatial, lots of downloads, lots of visitors (from many countries), we will be posting our 500th blog entry tomorrow, and celebrating our 1/2 year podcast in a couple of weeks!
We have had a great 2005 and are looking forward to another great year in 2006.
On Tuesday, the USGS issued a press release that they are now offering orthorectified Landsat 4, 5 and 7 free for download from the Global Visualization Viewer (GloVis) or from Earth Explorer. For those of us who had the task of having to orthorectify satellite images ourselves, this will be a great new time-saving data source.