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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

News.com reports on HP Lab’s in-progress coffee table/tablet PC. The idea is to have a group gather ‘round to play games, look at photos or examine maps. No word on pricing or availability yet. There’s certainly a trend here since Touch Table revealed at ESRI a few years back and Mitsubishi labs slightly different offering shown at GeoInt the year before last.

via Slashdot

by Adena Schutzberg on 02/22 at 05:04 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

An e-mail to me announced a “Geo-Data Job Fair for Displaced USGS Employees.” It’s slated for the USGS mapping center in Rolla, Missouri on April 5, 2006. Booths are free, and there’s free parking, too. If you want further info on exhibiting, let me know. (adena(at)directionsmag.com)

The e-mail goes on: “We currently anticipate that approximately 140 employees will be terminated by the USGS mapping program between September 30, 2006 and March 31, 2007.”

by Adena Schutzberg on 02/22 at 05:03 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

I ran into two things lately that I expected to generate a buzz, but neither did. I’m not sure why.

First, O’Reilly released Google Maps Hacks. I reviewed it a few weeks ago, and there are some reviews on Amazon, but there’s nothing like the buzz around Mapping Hacks.

Second, last week Microsoft’s Virtual Earth team asked for “votes” on what to do in the next release. That was picked up by few if any blogs.

Hmmm.

by Adena Schutzberg on 02/21 at 01:32 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

This is pretty amazing/funny.

Any idea how they did it?

Continue reading...

by Adena Schutzberg on 02/21 at 10:46 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

ESRI offers a 30-odd list of questions on the upcoming (in closed beta) viewer.

Some quick facts:

free, 20 Mb download, Windows 2000 and XP on initial release, can run standalone or in IE or Firefox, ESRI will offer some services…

by Adena Schutzberg on 02/21 at 09:12 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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