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Friday, July 30, 2010

The are cracking down on sand in Dakshina Kannada district in India. Only those trucks with GPS will have permission to gather and transport sand. The goal seems to be to be sure fees are paid for taking of sand in legal areas and to confirm sand is dumped in the correct target location. The restrictions may go state wide.

- Time of India

About 1,200 elementary school children in Anyang City, south of Seoul, will be part of trial of a safety “beeper,” complete with GPS beginning in October. The matchbox-sized beeper will activate any nearby cameras and alert parents and police via mobile phone when pushed. The goal is to limit violence against children. If the trial is a success it may go nationwide.

- ABC News (Australian Broadcasting System)

Rik Farilie writing in the New York Times Gadgetwise blog bemoans that none of the latest digital cameras include GPS. He asks why, but doesn’t provide an answer. In the mean time, he points readers to the cameras that do have GPS and the Eye-Fi series of tools to add on GPS. He’s right; the addition of GPS to cameras is far slower than I’d have expected.

- Gadgetwise

by Adena Schutzberg on 07/30 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Ok, the beta is open to all here! Enjoy!

—- original post 7/23/10—-

Stack Overflow, a site for building Q & A sites, has approved one for GIS. It enters public beta in six days.

Description: “Beta Q&A site for programmers, DBAs, Cartographers, Geographers and anyone interested in GIS professionally” To get to this point enough people had to commit to participate. Those folks can participate in the closed beta running now. Other efforts based on community participation (a Reddit-like thing for example) died due to lack of interest. If you want this one to survive, participate!

- Random Nodes Blog

by Adena Schutzberg on 07/30 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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