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Monday, July 26, 2010

An update. While two people signed on to participate, I confess my students (and I) were still figuring out the technology and how the flow of the course would go. Things are up to speed now as we cruise into week 3. So, I’m looking for some folks to drop in an visit for Week 4, beginning this Wednesday and running until next Tuesday. The topic? Software and data licensing.  (See the old posts for how I’d like you to participate.)

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by Adena Schutzberg on 07/26 at 11:53 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

The data is traffic data from Inrix. The new features include full map view (a big map!) and the ability to scroll in and out via a mouse scroll button.

- MapQuest Blog 1, 2

by Adena Schutzberg on 07/26 at 06:51 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

The management of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) started a GIS unit to enhance the power supply in Lagos State.

The new information technology apparatus installed by Hafmani Nigeria Limited at the Lagos Island business unit of Eko Electricity Distribution Zone will monitor all power problems in the state for prompt routine maintenance, repairs and rectification.

- The Tribune

SDI development is underway in Malaysia with two guiding principles, per Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Datuk Seri Douglas Unggah Embas.  in a speech to open MAP Asia 2010 and the International Symposium and Exhibition on Geoinformation 2010 on Monday.

The first, he said, refers to factors that promote and improve data availability to the users, in terms of access, usage and sharing.

“The second aspect concerns those factors that hinder its availability and involves issues related to privacy, liability and intellectual property.


Efforts are afoot to expand New Zealand tech company efforts in China. Among the targeted categories? Geospatial.

Focusing on communications and geospatial technology, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise is looking to target New Zealand companies with products and services designed for six areas: healthcare IT, GPS, mobile communications equipment, network optimisation, smartphones and operating systems and wireless LAN and LAN networks.

- NZ Herald News

by Adena Schutzberg on 07/26 at 06:22 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

He’s profiled by the paper in his longtime home, Ottawa. Interesting spin on the 80% rule:

Tomlinson, who is semi-retired, said about 80 per cent of all decisions made by humans include a spatial question.

- Ottawa Citizen

by Adena Schutzberg on 07/26 at 06:11 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Dan York, who does a regular tech correspondent piece on For Immediate Release (one of my favorite podcasts) always brings up the idea of a single point of failure. Mostly he does that when Twitter goes down. He warns listeners again and again to have multiple ways of doing things, just in case!

I’ve been thinking about that the past two weeks. My stalwart primary machine, my MacBook lost part of its brain the day before I was heading to San Diego for the Esri User Conference.

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