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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

A mashup of data from The Weather Channel, WeatherBug, Google Maps, DOT street-level webcams, road speeds, and traffic…in other words a very comprehensive tool for travelers during the holiday season, Weatherbonk is a combination of good data that looks like the first generation of tools that are sure to become standard references for web or mobile users.

by Joe Francica on 11/21 at 06:39 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

No doubt you’ve read that now those logged in to Google can “move” pushpins of business locations to their “correct” location (assuming no one else has “claimed” it). Those who call it up then see the adjusted location and the option to see the original location.  (More at Search Engine Land among others. Techdirt wants to edit even more about the listing.)

Here’s my thought: Google could sell/give/provide those updates (perhaps in a feed) to say NAVTEQ/Tele Atlas for use their updates. That would be a whole different universe of people I think than those with the patience to find and use those companies “reporting” features.

by Adena Schutzberg on 11/21 at 06:20 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

The AWS (Amazon Web Services) Start-Up Challenge is that company’s contest to find “the next hot start-up that is leveraging AWS to build its infrastructure and business.” The winner takes home $50,000 in cash, $50,000 in AWS credits, and receive an investment offer from Amazon.

Of the 900 entries, one geospatial startup made the seven company final: WeoGeo.  The other finalists offer video services, measuring brain networks, car insurance by the mile and website usability testing among other things.

The WeoGeo crew will head to Amazon HQ in December to present to the judges, pitch to VCs and hopefully come home winners. Congrats for getting this far and good luck in the final.

by Adena Schutzberg on 11/21 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

for a bird, that is, was recently tracked using satellites and transmitters. E7 is a female bar-tailed godwit which USGS tracked during March through September from New Zealand to Alaska and back. She travelled 18,000 miles. It was the last leg, some 7,200 in eight days that set the nonstop record for tracked birds. I hope that puts all the Turkey Day travel challenges in perspective.


People and Water.gov
(via reader Larry)

by Adena Schutzberg on 11/21 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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