Missouri congressmen call for investigation of USGS mapping consolidation

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The decision to close the USGS mapping center in Rolla, Missouri as part of its consolidation in Denver has prompted several Missouri Congressmen to request an investigation into the decision. Among their issues, they argue that an internal committee and an independent consultant agreed that the Rolla location is more efficient. This controversy has been […]

So THAT’S how they did it……..

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I was checking out the MapPoint magazine website this morning, and I came across this video from back in August. It the “real” story behind the making of Virtual Earth. You can’t go wrong with a dude in a butterfly suit. It’s pretty funny, so check it out here

GIS Long Tail

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James over at Spatially Adjusted comments on an article by Dave Bouwman that discusses the differences in the user bases between the traditional GIS software and the new web map interfaces. Summary…ESRI and other GIS software has a given user base that will never be satisfied with the minimalist capabilities that Virtual Earth or Google […]

Yahoo! Podcasts

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Yahoo! has joined the podcast search community with there new Yahoo! Podcasts Beta. This works fairly well and looks like it is trying to be the Technorati for podcasts. Yahoo! Podcasts

Census Bureau awards $500 million contract

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The US Census Bureau has award a 6-year contract worth more than $500 million to Lockheed Martin for the 2010 Census Decennial Response Integration System (DRIS). They will also be working with IBM and several other companies. The press release didn’t go into too much detail, but it seems like the Census Bureau may be […]