A9.com – mapping at ground level

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Although a lot of the attention has been focused on Google Maps, MSN Virtual Earth, and Google Earth, Amazon’s A9.com subsidiary is continuing to map US cities in a different way – from ground level by driving and photographing every block in a GPS-equipped SUV to create a virtual tour of each city. So far, […]

‘Podcast’ is Word of the Year

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That’s right! ‘Podcast’ has been declared the Word of the Year by the New Oxford American Dictionary and will be included in next year’s update to the dictionary. It’s really a recognition of the phenomenal growth in the popularity and awareness of podcasting. Via BBCNews

GISuser.com – MapServer Foundation

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Glenn Latham has offered up a good write up of the intent of the MapServer Foundation that is a good perspective of the initial direction of the foundation at GISuser.com GIS, GPS, LBS, CAD, mapping news, jobs, software, data, community

AAA Travel High School Challenge

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AAA (American Automobile Association) will be sponsoring the 4th annual AAA Travel High School Challenge, a 3-part geography competition that kicks off with a 40-question online contest from January 9-17, 2006. The top 5 scorers in each of the 50 states and DC will compete in state finals, with those winners receiving a paid trip […]

UFO Maps for Google Maps and Virtual Earth

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So if you want to get the scoop on recent UFO sightings, check out ufomaps.comwhich offers summaries of UFO sightings reported to the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC). Turns out there was a UFO sighting right here in Morgantown on Nov. 4th, and I missed it! The sightings are mapped in both Google Maps and […]


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I first came across Jeff Thurston’s blog when I was doing a search on geovisualization and found the domain. This was well before we started VerySpatial over the summer, and I was a bit bummed that someone had laid claim to the domain so I wandered off. Since then I have gone back a few […]