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Monday, May 15, 2006

“As long as what we come up with doesn’t help save lives, they’re not going to use it in the real world.”
Assistant Geography Professor Dr. Sven Fuhrmann of Texas State, on a 3D model of San Marcos, a graduate student team built for use by first responders.

by Adena Schutzberg on 05/15 at 06:37 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

This tidbit rounds out a discussion of DropTeam, a “multiplayer capable, real-time, tactical simulation of armored ground combat in the far future” introduced at WorthPlaying.com.

Game engine reads data from professional GIS (Geographic Information Systems) packages such as ArcGIS and Terragen. This is the same industry standard data formats that are used by the Department of Defense for simulations and by engineers for land work, surveying, etc…

by Adena Schutzberg on 05/15 at 06:29 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Spring is a busy time for speakers - all those graduations and conferences…

Jack Dangermond will be giving the commencement address at Crafton Hills College (Yucaipa, CA) on Thursday. A nice touch - the college has a tradition of having the faculty serve the students a graduation breakfast that day.

I’m off to the Pennsylvania GIS Conference, PAGIS, to give the keynote there tomorrow. I did a session at NEGIS (notes here) last week and will moderate a session at the New York State GeoSpatial Summit in June.

by Adena Schutzberg on 05/15 at 06:18 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Two weeks ago we asked about the impact of the new open source geocoder from SRC. Of the 102 respondents, nearly 60% classified it as a “home run” which changes everything, 21% called it a “bunt” prompting little or no change. 9%, 7% and 6% called it a double, triple or single respectively. Those translate to (double) some adoption, (triple) adoption but slowly and (single) only the open source community will care.

Next up: How’s your knowledge on GeoRSS? Vote on the lower right hand site of our main page.

by Adena Schutzberg on 05/15 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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