Beyond Einstein Live Webcast

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Although it’s not strictly geography, this is still pretty cool. A 12-hour live global webcast will be going on today to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s theory of relativity, a revolutionary idea no matter what your area of expertise. I have been having trouble with the video myself, but the audio seems OK. It […]

EPBG Specialty Group blog

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The AAG is filled with specialty groups that focus on most any major topic in Geography. I had a blog up for the Graduate Student Affinity Group for a while, but then there was the server crash and the laziness, you get the idea. The Environmental Perception and Behavioral Geography Specialty Group of the AAG […]

Landsat 5 in trouble

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On November 26th, Landsat 5 began experiencing problems with its back-up solar array drive, which maintains the proper pointing angle between the array and the sun to charge the batteries. The primary solar array failed last January, so this is pretty serious. Imaging operations have been suspended at least for the next 2 weeks. Landsat […]

MapServer Foundation

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Monday marked the launch of the MapServer Foundation, a “nonprofit legal entity established to support the needs of the open source web mapping community.” Included among the 11 people who created the MapServer Foundation are Steve Lime, the creator and lead developer of MapServer, and Tyler Mitchell, geographer and author of Web Mapping Illustrated. The […]

Microsoft selects 15-meter imagery for Windows Live Local

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Harris Corporation announced on Monday that Microsoft will be using their 15-meter Global Dataset imagery for their Windows Live Local Powered by Virtual Earth. I couldn’t find a definite release date for it, but a demo application was previewed in San Francisco on November 1st, which you can read about here. Windows Live Local will […]

New Orleans to get free city-wide WiFi – Engadget

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As things move forward in the Gulf Coast region the city of New Orleans plans to provide WiFi in portions of the city for residents and businesses in an attempt to support economic growth until the city is back on its feet. New Orleans to get free city-wide WiFi – Engadget – www.engadget.com

Digital Rights Management for Geographic Information

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A Geoplace feature article by John Herring, who works at Oracle and is editor of GeoInformatica, briefly discusses the issue of DRM (Digital Rights Management) in the geospatial community). An interesting point he brings up is that the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has a GeoDRM working group to develop DRM standards for geospatial services.

New Demos for Boston HyperMap Atlas

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StrataVarious, the company that has developed the Boston HyperMap Atlas, has just released 2 new demos, one using MSN Virtual Earth and one using Yahoo Maps. They have also prepared comparison charts for all 3 of their demo versions, Google Maps, MSN Virtual Earth, and Yahoo Maps. To check out the demos, and the comparison […]