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Friday, December 08, 2006

I love funny signs. Here’s a gallery of them from London. It’s related to the Legible London study/exhibition on wayfinding commissioned by Central London Partnership (CLP) and produced by AIG.

- Torontoist

by Adena Schutzberg on 12/08 at 03:37 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Steve Berkowitz used to run Ask Jeeves’ search engine. Now he heads up Microsoft’s online efforts and he’s trying to navigate a new course after the company lost its way.

Microsoft lost its way, Berkowitz said, because it became too enamored with software wizardry, like its new 3D map service, and failed to make a search engine people liked to use.

Another good quote from Berkowitz:

A lot of decisions were driven by technology — they were not driven by the consumer It isn’t always the best technology that wins. It is the best experience.

And, finally:

I don’t know if Live is the right name.

International Herald Tribune

by Adena Schutzberg on 12/08 at 03:22 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Express Computer Online includes some stats from Manideep Saha, Sales Development Manager, Infrastructure Solutions, AutoDesk India.

According to a recent study conducted by Geospatial Today in association with Antrix Corporation and Survey of India in May 2006, the GIS market (domestic and export) is expected to grow from Rs 962 crore ($ 209 million) in 2005 to Rs 2,820 crore ($ 613 million) by 2010 at a CAGR of 14.5 percent. This study also focussed on different sections of the geospatial industry, including geospatial data, services (including remote sensing and survey), software products and export of geospatial application services from India. According to the report, the domestic market estimates for these services in India amounts to about Rs 562 crore ($ 122 million) in fiscal 2005 and is expected to reach Rs 1,824 crore ($ 396 million) by 2010, at a CAGR of 17.57 percent per annum.

by Adena Schutzberg on 12/08 at 03:18 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

A geographer at Middle Tennessee State was at the heart of the discovery of artifacts from battle where Sergent York won his medal of honor in World War I in France. A team from several institutions found more than 1,400 artifacts in Chatel-Chehery, France during a November expedition.

Specifically, [Geographer Tom Nolan] used GIS to synthesize spatial information obtained from historic French and German battle maps and maps annotated by York’s commanding officers, Col. G. Edward Buxton and Maj. E. C. B. Danforth, with written accounts by both German and American participants. This information was then superimposed upon the modern landscape to help the researchers focus their metal-detection fieldwork.


by Adena Schutzberg on 12/08 at 03:10 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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