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Monday, July 03, 2006

This from an e-mail from a reader:

Can you please tell me where in the world is the deepest gorge in the world. I am looking for the correct answerer to this question. Some web sites say that it is Tibet and others say in North America. If you can not answerer maybe you can point me in the right directions. I am looking for hard data.

Anyone?

by Adena Schutzberg on 07/03 at 07:16 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Per an article in the UK Daily Mail, there is in fact a self-driving Golf out there. It uses a variety of technologies including radar and laser sensors to find its way around changing cone strewn courses. Amazingly:

A sat-nav system tracks its exact position with pin-point precision to within an inch.

Off course, that doesn’t help with the cones. I’m most pleased a comment on the article notes the size and complexity of GPS needed for that sort of resolution.

by Adena Schutzberg on 07/03 at 07:04 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

In the “You haven’t lived here until” column in the Detroit Free Press today comes the story of how to use your hand as a map of Michigan. (It sort of looks like a mitten.) I grew up with that; my Dad spent some time in Ann Arbor. The article goes on to note that the only other state known to use “hand map” trick is Oklahoma. I can’t speak to that, but here in Massachusetts, the entire bent arm is routinely used as a handy map of Cape Cod.

by Adena Schutzberg on 07/03 at 06:50 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Friday, June 30, 2006

Wording in the Interior Appropriations bill, insures funding for the center to remain open and  to participate in a “fair and open competition to continue future functions of the National Geospatial Technical Operations Center.” (NGTOC) The updated wording from Missouri Senators Talent and Bond passed the Senate Appropriations Committee. Talent is confident the bill will make it through a full senate vote and on the House/Senate Conference committee. Rep Jo Ann Emerson is cautiously optimistic.

USGS director of the office of communication Barbara Wainman spoke for the agency and was quoted in the Rolla Daily News:

We were going to proceed with consolidation. We had chosen Denver. What [yesterday’s development] means is that we will proceed with the consolidation, but the competitive sourcing process will determine the site. It could be won by our employees in Rolla or our employees in Denver or by the private sector.

by Adena Schutzberg on 06/30 at 12:09 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

That’s the deal for 60 volunteers will who map weeds in the Uinta National Forest, Utah this summer. The group, mostly members of the Dedicated Hunter program “gain special deer-hunting privileges by putting in a certain number of hours on various projects.” Sounds like a great carrot if that many folks showed up for a training meeting. Participants have to provide their own GPS, which many hunters routinely carry these days. Moreover, these folks likely know how to use them!

by Adena Schutzberg on 06/30 at 07:58 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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