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 […]
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
The University Consortium for Geographic Information Science has made a draft of its GI S&T Body of Knowledge (that’s Geographic Information Science and Technology, BTW) available for comment. This document is part of their Model Curricula. Comments can be made on the associated discussion forum on the UCGIS site. While the document is lengthy at […]
So, if you think you know some geography, try this quiz from the San Francisco Chronicle
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 […]
Outtakes for your amusement. Happy Holidays!
Not all Geography related, but still some interesting video clips from 2005. Top Ten Videos of 2005 From National Geographic News
For GeoWorld’s December 2005 issue, Matt Ball has written a short position article on the notion that the release of Google’s mapping-related applications in 2005, and their huge surge in popularity has demonstrated that GIS is, in fact, a form of media, as suggested by geographers Daniel Sui and Michael Goodchild in 2001.
There is a new kid(s) on the block! The ArcDeveloper Blog is up and running. They are still getting ramped up and giving the “hey how are ya’s” but the site looks promising. If you are a GIS developer or a student who will be going into the geospatial workforce this will probably be a […]
I am not sure why I sat on this information for a few days without posting it, but Paul and Renee have released their second great podcast for the land down under. It is great to listen to the cicadas in the background in Darwin while it is below freezing outside here in West Virginia […]