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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The president was speaking at the 37th All India Police Science Congress when he noted that developing countries are exposed to terrorism due to high resolution satellite imagery.

“Earth observations by Google Earth has resulted in high resolution pictures being made freely available on Internet sites, including http://www.fas.org. The present laws regarding spatial observations over the territory are inadequate,” he said.

I guess no one has explained to him that Google does not take the pictures; satellite imaging companies do.

by Adena Schutzberg on 06/07 at 08:11 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

If it’s a location based game, we can have as many ads of companies based in a certain location. It would really depend on the concept and if the advertisers are keen on the same.

- Salil Bhargava, of paradox, a gaming company, quoted in Express India in an article about in game advertising. I guess this means we’ll have in game, location-based ads soon!

by Adena Schutzberg on 06/07 at 08:02 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Hard to know if there’s a direct relationship, but a Leica VP has joined Pixxures, an aerial imaging company as COO. Michael Hut, former Vice President of Customer and Technical Service at Leica Geosystems, also held a position at MJ Harden (now part of GE Power).

by Adena Schutzberg on 06/07 at 07:11 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Nothing new really in this GovExec article, but it does highlight how the USGS planned move is playing out politically.

by Adena Schutzberg on 06/06 at 05:57 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Dartmouth College is teaming with students from Dillard Universityto map the status of the Gentilly neighborhood in New Orleans. Dillard is a historically black institution in New Orleans. While it’s a GIS project, it’s also a way for Dillard students to fulfill community service requirements for graduation.

The website was built using ArcIMS by a Dartmouth student/faculty pair.

by Adena Schutzberg on 06/06 at 05:33 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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