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Thursday, September 03, 2009

“Location-based services will bring information to you without you having to ask a search engine for it. It’s that kind of proactivity that will make computers more productive. We can make that more seamless over the next decades.”

- Intel chief executice Paul Otellini responding to a question regarding “what you think the computing world will look like in 25 years’ time, after all the changes of the last 25?” in a BBC interview.

by Adena Schutzberg on 09/03 at 08:37 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

The University of Central Florida received the $1.3 million federal grant from stimulus funds to study walking, cycling and gardening initiatives aimed at getting residents active.

Using focus groups, self-reporting, GIS mapping and physical activity measuring devices, researchers will gather data on the 183 participants’ physical activity over the course of two years.

- Orlando Business Journal

The South Carolina Forestry Commission has received a $1.74 million grant from stimulus funds to restore longleaf pine in the state.

The Forestry Commission says the money translates funds for private landowners and job creation in the state’s number-one manufacturing industry. The Longleaf Pine Restoration Initiative will create or retain jobs that will include equipment operators, tree planters, herbicide applicators, GIS specialists, foresters, and forest technicians.

- WLTX

by Adena Schutzberg on 09/03 at 07:52 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

The patent is titled “SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ADVERTISEMENT DATA TO A MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE” and many think it’s behind the recent “find” that the Pre reports its location back to Palm. That made headlines last month even though users are told in the license it would happen.

The app was made public in August but was filed last year.

- via Boy Genius

by Adena Schutzberg on 09/02 at 07:02 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Readers might want to comment on the excerpt from a chapter by Paul Bradshaw at the Online Journalism Blog. Or, they may just want to see how journalists might use mapping technology.

by Adena Schutzberg on 09/02 at 06:58 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

And the news is good per the experts:

- DigitalGlobe will gain 10% in marketshare (it has 45% now)
- GeoEye will technically lose marketshare, but not revenues
- DigitalGlobe growth may be in excess of 3 percent with revenue growth of 35 percent in 2010
- Both companies will do well with upcoming federal procurements for imagery

- Reuters

by Adena Schutzberg on 09/02 at 06:54 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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