Month: June 2007

 

Where is Middle-Earth?

More fun from our friends over at Strange Maps. As the post says, Tolkien didn’t create Middle Earth from thin air, it’s based upon real geography. In this case, as sort of stylized version of Europe. Then you put in on the map, it sorta makes sense I guess. Although I would have thought he would have made France be Mordor 🙂

LocalHarvest – Finding fresh produce near you

I am desperately trying to get through all the email that has piled up while we were on the road, and I had to do a quick post about this site that our reader Elaine alerted me to. It’s called Local Harvest, and has a nice Google Maps mashup feature that lets you see where the local farmers’ markets, groceries, co-ops and farmers that sell local foods and produce, including organic, are located. So, if you like to take advantage of local foods and farmers, definitely check out Local Harvest.

I will hopefully be catching up on some other cool things I want to post, some from ISDE5 and the ESRI UC, and a couple of other projects I really like.

A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 101

A VerySpatial Podcast
Shownotes – Episode 101
June 24, 2007

Main Topic:Recorded live at the ESRI UC featuring John Auble of TeleAtlas, Elvin and Marika of Maptel and Rick Lawson of ESRI.

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    Deluge to come

    Everyone has returned to the east, with Barb and Frank back in WV and Sue and I in Charlottesville, VA for the Geography and Humanities conference that was hosted by AAG, ALCS, and UVA. Overall, a good conference, though I was a bit out of it from Friday’s travel and an early morning to meet to finish our presentation.

    While we have gone lite on content hear in VA, I still have interviews and content from ISDE5 and the ESRIUC to put up on the main feed and the conference feed over the next couple of weeks.

    Oh yeah, and we received a Special Achievement in GIS award from ESRI. We send props out to all of the geobloggers and geopodcasters out there who deserve a piece of this for their outreach to the geospatial community at large.

    AVSP Roadshow – ESRIUC 07 – Day 2

    A quick round up of the first day of the EdUC and the EdUC Expo including interviews with DeJong and Pasco Scientific

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    Second anniversary contest – Week 5

    Click through to answer the fifth week’s question for your chance to win. Remember that you can answer once a week for up to 5 entries for the Grand Prize and an entry in each of the weekly drawings.

    Good luck, and remember, all entries for the Grand Prize must be submitted by July 2, 2007. Entries for the fifth weekly drawing must be in by June 27, 2007.

    Afternoon Plenary Notes

    The afternoon notes were much, much less sparse than the morning notes. Quite honestly, I was too utterly fascinated by the presentations to take good notes. We heard an amazing presentation from a couple of middle school kids that makes much of what I do day to day look silly. More importantly, we heard an extremely moving presentation from a Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai. She gave a wonderful presentation concerning her organization The Green Belt Movement. Most of my notes center on that presenatation.

    Tomorrow I will post my notes from the sessions I attended today, which were pretty extensive. Keep alert for more!

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    Morning Plenary Notes from the Opening Day

    I took pretty detailed notes and thoughts from the morning and afternoon sessions. I’ve edited them up slightly to get rid of typos, but otherwise I left them alone. It’s a sort of stream of consciousness type notes and it weighs in at around 3,000 words. If you’re interested in a detailed look at what happen in the morning continue on. I’ll try to get the evening notes edited and posted later.

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    I’m in the largest room I’ve ever been in outside of a concert. Actually, it’s sorta like a concert because there’s three big screens showing nice nature movies and some sort of nondescript background music playing. Of course like any good concert, there’s a nice chill in the air from the AC going non-stop to cool everything off before the rock happens. I’ve never been to a Steve Jobs presentation and I wonder if it will be something like that. I doubt it – Jobs is a geek rock god and GIS people never struck me as that fanatical.
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    AVSP Roadshow – ESRIUC 07 – Day 1

    A quick round up of the first day of the EdUC and the EdUC Expo including interviews with GIS ETC and Digital Worlds

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    A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 100

    A VerySpatial Podcast
    Shownotes – Episode 100
    June 10, 2007

    Main Topic:What Geography means to me.

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