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Monday, November 30, 2009

FixCity.org is a project of The Open Planning Project (we know the geo folks, they are OpenGeo!). Being trialled in NYC, the first focus is on bike racks. The idea is to have cyclists suggest the best locations for bike racks and even check if they meet the requirements of the city.

I love this idea since not everyone gets that the yoga studio on the corner needs more bike parking than the bank across the street. I like to see this go further - to help pressure businesses to make their private property bike parking “realistic.” (Yes, I’m talking to you Star Market on Beacon Street!)

- Wired

by Adena Schutzberg on 11/30 at 12:26 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

The company provides the animated map below as part of its campaign to remind shoppers to consider eBay as they look for holiday gifts. The website provides a detailed discussion of the data and how its presented.

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by Adena Schutzberg on 11/30 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
by Adena Schutzberg on 11/30 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Just a few months ago Apple acquired Placebase and this weekend news appeared of a job posting looking for a mapping software engineer.

We want to take Maps to the next level, rethink how users use Maps and change the way people find things. We want to do this in a seamless, highly interactive and enjoyable way. We’ve only just started.

- MacRumors

And, if you are an Android programmer with geo interests, Garmin may have a spot for you.

- AndroidGuys

by Adena Schutzberg on 11/30 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

In today’s podcast, we bring you an informational broadcast on LizardTech’s LiDAR Compressor software. This past summer, LizardTech introduced LiDAR Compressor, a utility for compressing point cloud data to 25% of its original size using LizardTech’s MrSID technology.  Jon Skiffington, LizardTech’s Director of Marketing, explains how LiDAR Compressor works, its benefits to every day users, and how MrSID makes it all possible.

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by Joe Francica on 11/30 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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