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Monday, March 21, 2005

I mentioned Flickr (a hosting solutions for images popular with bloggers) just a few weeks ago along with its mapping counterpart Mappr. Yahoo! picked up the former for an undisclosed sum suggesting itТs moving further into the services side of the Web. Rumors abounded earlier this week but finally Ludicorp, who owns Flickr confirmed the acquisition. Apparently Google was also interested. I wonder if they’ll step up and by Mappr, too?

 

by Adena Schutzberg on 03/21 at 07:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

If youТve not visited the FreeGIS portal lately, its good time to check it out. Begun in 1999, the project has just unveiled the third version of its website (after its fifth birthday) which includes enhanced editorial tools and multilingual support. The website offers software, data, documents, mailing lists and more.

by Adena Schutzberg on 03/21 at 07:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Jay Feuquay has been coordinator of the U.S. Geological SurveyТs Land Remote Sensing Program since September 2002. That means he worries, among other things, about Landsat. And, with the bugs that hit the sensor in 2003 and its continuity mission bids turned down, he worried a lot. Lately though, heТs calmer, according to an interview in Federal Times. Why? The White House has approved a plan to place a Landsat-style imager on the National Polar-Orbiting Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS). The first launch is scheduled in 2009, which means thereТll be a few more years of making due with whatТs already in space. The biggest users of Landsat? The Department of Agriculture and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

by Adena Schutzberg on 03/21 at 07:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Ed Parsons, who works at Ordnance Survey, started a blog recently. Some interesting takes on GITA and other spatial topics. My favorite: УAre ESRI and IBM dating?Ф I think yes, based on what IТve seen.

by Adena Schutzberg on 03/21 at 07:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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