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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Adena Schutzberg, executive editor, interviewed Google developer advocate Mano Marks about the geoweb and the challenges of aligning it with the special properties, specifically page ranking, possible on the Web. This conversation is one in a continuing series of conversations with geospatial insiders and outsiders.

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by Adena Schutzberg on 01/21 at 09:55 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

The Altas @$1.99 sounds like a nice resource. Of interest to me:

In a deal with Microsoft’s Bing search engine and mapping service, the app lets you zoom down to the street level as well.

- Min Online
- Feature List

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/21 at 06:57 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Scribble Maps, a Google Maps mashup from 52Stairs allows you to draw on, then share Google Maps, became most popular in the education sector. It’s free.
 
Scribble Maps Pro, now in beta, expands it for GIS users “as a complementary annotation, drawing, web publishing, and sharing service. Scribble Maps Pro supports KML importing, SHP file rendering, Spread sheet importing (XLS, XLSX, CSV, TAB), measuring tools, line styling, and more and will carry a fee. All maps can be saved, loaded, and shared with friends through a youTube like link or an embeddable widget. There’s a demo map that shows off some key functionality.

52Stairs is looking for beta testers and feedback. Some resources:

- http://scribblemaps.blogspot.com/”>Blog
- Video
- Feedback

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/21 at 06:08 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Ever heard of the Defense Logistics Agency? It’s the Defense Department’s combat logistics support agency and it’s been cranking out paper maps since the Haiti earthquake on Jan 12. How many?

Employees at Defense Supply Center Richmond’s Mapping Customer Operations Division have processed more than 1,300 orders for nearly 38,000 maps and charts, the division’s deputy chief, Kevin Bettis, said.
The maps were sent from Richmond—more than half via overnight delivery—to units on the scene and en route to Haiti, Bettis said.

- DoD News

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/21 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

A blog posts compares ESRI UK’s Digital Worlds app and curriculum with Google Earth. Bottom line: it matters if need strict visualization experience of analysis.

- Google Earth Design Blog via @mhaklay

Geology MSc student, William Ries, a student at Victoria University, in New Zealand has received an award for a research proposal to locate active earthquake faults in the eroded landscapes of southeastern Taranaki. He received the Wellman Research Award from the Geological Society of New Zealand for his research proposal which aims to locate faults. Most large faults have already been identified, so the research which will use remote sensing and GIS is quite valuable.

- The Stratford Press

The Trials And Tribulations Of Highly Educated Immigrants an article by Victoria Donoghue highlights the challenges of foreign nationals who come to the US for employment and research opportunities. Among those profiled is a well-regarded professor of GIS in the northeast who was denied a green card by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

- Immigration Daily

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/21 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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