GLIS Annual GIS competition for high schools

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The Geographic and Land Information Society has announced their Annual GIS Competion for high schools, sponsored by ESRI. Basically, high schools submit projects to the competition by the deadline of March 15, 2006, and the winners will be notified by April 1st. Entry forms, rules for project submissions, and information on prizes can be found […]

Web Mapping hits the Big Time!

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Check out this hilarious video from Saturday Night Live (SNL), where Yahoo Maps, Mapquest, and Google Maps get a nod. The site’s been getting hit pretty heavily, so it might load a little slowly Via YouTube

GPS for Tsunami Warnings

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Wired News has an interesting article about the use of GPS as an aid in tsunami warnings. Researchers have suggested at least 2 ways in which GPS might give warning information: 1) GPS receivers can measure ground movement in real time, and they could also be used to measure tsunami-associated pressure waves in the Earth’s […]

Mapping a city’s tree canopy

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This article from the Charlotte Observer discusses Hickory, North Carolina’s plan to map its tree canopy using aerial photography and and unnamed mapping software product, as development has begun to have an impact on the city’s tree cover. Via GISCafe

Show notes for AVSP Episode 22

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Episode is rated PG due to inuendo. Outtakes galore as we travel the countryside. “Dreidel, Dreidel Dreidel” by Old Man Nelson & His Tiny Robot Orchestra Intro “Christmas on Mars” by Bubble Frank and t-shirt greed Jesse pointing and Frank’s filter Who would Geography be at the party? “Christmas is Here” by Number One Fan […]