Real-time Ship Tracking

Posted on Posted in Navigation, Remote Sensing

IBM and Maersk (Danish shipping company) announced they are teaming up on a project to provide real-time wireless tracking for cargo ships, via a device attached to individual cargo containers. They’re actually going to start testing this fall.

Read the article here

(via abcnews.com)

Paying your highway tolls via satellite?

Posted on Posted in Navigation, Remote Sensing

I just saw this article on Geocommunity. Apparently , a private company called Mapflow is teaming up with the Dublin Transportation Office (Ireland) to do a feasibility study on the use of satellite technology to track cars in real-time, and then charge drivers for the distance they travelled on the toll road. The study is also being funded by the European Space Agency. Yeah……. I think I will leave it at that, and let you read the article

http://spatialnews.geocomm.com/dailynews/2005/sep/19/news2.html

Geospatial Information & Technology Assoc. to hold online convention

Posted on Posted in Events

GITA will be holding its first ever online convention and exposition, from October 1st to December 31st. There will be 2 sessions of speakers, and registered users can view the sessions anytime during that session’s run. Session 1 will be October 1st-Nov. 14, and the speakers include Karen Ball from Intergraph and Jack Dangermond, head of ESRI. Theregistration is free, and the form is available at http://www.recyber.com/preconventiongita/

For more information on GITA, visit their website

(via GISuser.Com)

World66 – travel guide you write

Posted on Posted in General, WebMapping

During one of my “brain hurts” breaks tonight I came across this site. I came in originally through their map builder, which lets you create a map that shows the states you have visited. However, on closer inspection it is quite an interesting concept, kind of a travel guide wiki. The front page prompts you to 1) Find travel info, 2) Take it with you, and 3) Update it when you return.

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