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.
There is only one day left to enter our next contests and we only have a few entries for each contest so far. The first place prize for contest 2 will include a copy of Ambient Findability and a VerySpatial t-shirt and two others will receive a VerySpatial t-shirt. The three questions are: (more…)
I 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.
According to the USGS’s Landsat Program website, testing of Landsat 5’s solar array began on January 3rd and will continue until January 5th. Information related to the testing will be posted on the site.
A 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.
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.
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 🙂