Author: Jesse

Jesse is an Assistant Professor in Geography with research focusing on the integration of phenomenology and geospatial technologies to study prehistoric cultural landscape. He is a GIS Professional and Registered Professional Archaeologist and holds a PhD and MA in Geography and a BS in Anthropology with a concentration in archaeology.

Show notes for AVSP Episode 03

VerySpatial Podcast
Shownotes – Episode 03
August 7, 2005

Main Topic:
A brief overview of the history of GIS

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A Very Spatial Podcast – Episode 03

A brief overview of the history of GIS, data issues and questions of accessibility

Geotag Flickr

Spatial multimedia (pictures, video, audio, etc linked to a specific location) has been a goal for many researchers over the last decade in order to link qualitative information to the more quantitative GIS information. Now with the explosion of web-based mapping it has become a simple task to create hyperlink this media to specific locations. This is just on the of the many examples of this.

Download Squad

ArcReader example

I have the quick ArcReader example ready that I mentioned earlier this week on the podcast. You can download the file at

To vew the file you will need to download ArcReader 9.1 from here.

This is only meant to give you a quick example. To see a great 3D mapping application check out Google Earth.

Spatially Adjusted – Blog about ESRI and GIS

James Fee runs this great blog that focuses on the development of GIS software, primarily it seems, on server side products. There is quite a bit of discussion of ESRI products.

Spatially Adjusted – Blog about ESRI and GIS

Map Sex Offenders

This is a potentially controversial Google Maps hack. Definitely will find its way into the news section of the podcast.

Map Sex Offenders – Free US Sex Offender Registry Mapping System

Please excuse the mess

I will be testing out a couple of new themes and customizing them in the next few days to determine the one we like best. This shouldn’t have too much of an impact on the site since most everything is dynamic content. If you had formed a strong attachment to the original design let me know and I will consider going back to it.


There are several other Geography related blogs out there. While some of these are listed in the BlogRoll on the right, below this is not a complete list. As I continue to get the site set up I will include a page of links to many of these blogs and sites. For now, here is a link to Engadget’s GPS blog. I go to Engadget a couple of times a day just to see what is new in the world of technology.


SIMILE | Piggy Bank

There has been quite a bit of research into semantic interoperability in web mapping. This extension takes this idea one step further and ties the semantics of the web to the map itself giving the user the ability to aggregate web information then viewing the information via Google Maps. I will try to do a review of this extension on the Podcast this weekend after I have had a couple of days to play with it.

SIMILE | Piggy Bank

The Map Room: MSN Virtual Earth: Lessons Learned

A link to article about Virtual Earth from the folks who made Virtual Earth The Map Room: MSN Virtual Earth: Lessons Learned

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