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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

“Sign up for CrisisCamp Boston in Cambridge - happening this Saturday! http://bit.ly/7idZgM #cchaiti #harvard #mit”

Also, Boulder, LA and Miami. Details

I love that folks can contribute “in kind.”

via @crisiscamp via @manomarks

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/20 at 10:39 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

and that could mean Bing Maps as a core tool, too.

- BusinessWeek

via Search Engine Watch

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/20 at 07:11 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

WatchMouse announced API-status.com, “a new dedicated website for monitoring and measuring the real time availability and performance of the public APIs of 26 heavily trafficked, popular “cloud computing” mega web services.” It gives the current status and a look back over the last week.

Some highlights from the period of December 16, 2009 to January 16, 2010:
- Yammer API had the lowest availability with 96.09 percent uptime. (I wonder how many readers know of Yammer? It’s an internal use “Twitter,” aka enterprise microblogging)
- Amazon, Google Maps, Google Search, last.fm, and Yahoo Maps with the highest availability with 100 percent uptime.

- press release

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/20 at 07:04 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

TeleCommunication Systems (TSYS), a high flier among LBS companies, announced $75 Million in new financing. The stock jumped nearly 10% in yesterday’s trading. TSYS grew 12% in value last year after being 2008’s highest gaining stock (145% growth) among all LBS companies that Directions Magazine follows.

by Joe Francica on 01/20 at 07:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

A UK teacher started using Google Earth to teach math - inspiring others to add lessons about counting, angles, 3D visualization and other tasks for students of different ages.

- Guardian

I try to keep an eye on new GIS programs, especially those online, since I teach in Penn State’s MGIS program. I’m also aware of several other well-respected online programs like the ones at Denver and Northwest Arkansas. Sentinel University (founded 2006 from the combination of three existing distance ed institutions) has announced its online GIS Bachelors program.

The school boasts no residency requirements and low tuition costs. It has 85 faculty (more than 49% with a PhD). That said, I could not find any faculty associated with the new GIS degree.

The school launched an Associates Degree in GIS in 2007. (APB coverage)

- press release (note that GPS is mis-expanded)

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/20 at 06:36 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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