Gentrification, which is basically the re-development of older urban neighborhoods into more upscale retail, professional and residential space, is an important area of study in urban geography and often a controversial issue in many cities. A recent article on the Toronto Star website discusses some of the issues surrounding gentrification in Toronto, Canada. I think […]
Here’s an interesting article in Wired about keeping all of these online GIS databases fresh. As they point out, sometimes you just have to send someone out to drive the route and see what’s out there. Electronic methods are great but they only take you so far. I think the most interesting quote is on […]
It’s good to hear that, even though the current US administration has failed to support the Kyoto Protocol, individual US states are at least trying to do something to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. One such effort is the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which includes Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont. […]
The AAG, GITA, and Wharton School of Business at the Univ of Pennsylvania have created a preconference questionaire for the second and final Leadership Rountable on the Geospatial Industry. The feedback form can be found at White Paper: Feedback for Defining the Geospatial/Geographic Technologies Industry
Just before Christmas, the European Space Agency issued a press release reviewing the use of geospatial technologies and data in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami in December 2004 and discussed some of the ways in which these technologies are aiding in regional redevelopment and rebuilding Via GeoPlace
BBC NEWS | Europe set to launch Galileo era BBC NEWS | Q&A: Europe’s Galileo project
Apologies, I mistyped the link for the Epi23 direct download, but it is fixed and ready for download. Show notes should be up tonight.
I am thinking about putting together a series of 5 minute howto videocasts for beginners. These would be screen grabs and voice overs of common computer related activities in Geography such as GIS, RS, stats, and some scripting and entry level programming that could help steer folks in the right direction. What I would like […]
An interesting article from The Daily Times (Salisbury, Maryland) discusses the impact of rising sea levels on the Maryland coastline, including the submergence of numerous small islands and talks briefly about a joint project between the USGS and Maryland DNR that mapped portions of the coastline using highly-accurate LIDAR technology.
A VerySpatial Podcast Shownotes – Episode 23 December 25, 2005 Main Topic: 2005 Year in Review Click to directly download Episode 23 Click for the detailed shownotes