OGC requesting public comment on geospatial Web Processing Service specification

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The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) is requesting public comment on a candidate specification for a geospatial Web Processing Service. This specification was developed to provide a standardized interface for accessing and publishing geospatial processes, which include any calculation or operation which utilizes spatially referenced data.
Comments can be submitted via the OGC website, and the comment period ends on February 4, 2006.

Via GISCafe

National Geographic Award in Mapping

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Undergraduates and Master’s degree students are eligible to apply for the National Geographic Award in Mapping, which consists of a prize of $1200 and National Geographic map products for the winner. The award is administered through the Cartography Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers, but you do not need to be a member of the AAG to apply. The requirements include a statement about your educational goals, an example of a recent mapping project you have done, and a letter from your instructor or advisor. The postmark deadline for entries is January 27, 2006. For more information and the address to send entries, see the National Geographic website So, if you’re eligible, go ahead and apply, or pass this info on to anyone you know who might be interested.


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GEwarI haven’t taken more than a cursory glance, but this is a link to the Google Earth War game. Looks fun if you don’t have people giving you significant looks reagrding your disseration stuff. Take a look if you have time and are so inclined.


Update on VirtuSphere

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VirtuSphereA while back I posted an entry about the VirtuSphere, an immersive virtual reality environment that has been getting a lot of attention. An article posted on the University of Washington’s The Daily website gives a nice summary of the VirtuSphere development, where it has been seen and what the developers are planning for the future.

Audio from the mainstream

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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.
Via AllPointsBlog