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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Per Ingres’ Andrew Ross: “Because of a shift in focus, Ingres has decided to cancel our geospatial program. Also affected will be sponsorship of OSGeo and projects - Ingres will no longer be sponsoring.

Some details in an e-mail on OSGeo list.

via @howardbutler

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/13 at 11:19 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

“USA Today announced it was adding 250 Top Ten Places articles to its FourSquare account and its intention of adding more.”

- Search Engine Watch

The company also posted some new “house rules” (like don’t checkin to places you are not at). Enforce plans are not clear per AboutFoursquare.

- Foursquare support

The company updated its business pages to make it easier for venues and brands to participate.

- About Foursqure

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/13 at 07:54 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Google has now integrated its local recommendations service, Hotpot, into Google Maps.

- Google LatLong Blog

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have harnessed the power of Google Earth to fine-tune a free solar map that works like a kind of crystal ball for solar power.

- CleanTech

At CES another “tether Google Maps to the treadmill” solution was shown.

...Panasonic connected a Nordic Track treadmill to the Internet, and the result is a stationary run using Google Maps that feels real.

A Panasonic Viera Connect HDTV displays Google Maps and communicates inclinations of hills and valleys to the treadmill. The machine is smart enough to incline itself at the appropriate times, matching those hills every step of the way.

First off, the data is not good enough to really match the detailed changes in elevation and secondly, no matter how good a treadmill may be, it does not feel like running outdoors. (I say that as I prep to head to the gym for my weekly marathon pace run - and yes, I do set some inclines by hand!)

- Mashable

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/13 at 07:33 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Here’s the details of providing data and here’s the map built on Crowdmap.

Interestingly, Google’s site for the flood includes the map.

- ABC

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/13 at 07:02 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Some folks may remember Karen Steede from Esri. She’s Now Karen Terry, and after working for herself for 12 years in GIS is now a certified life coach.

- press release

Esri data used byCrains Chicago to see ZIPs with best potential for biz travel

- Chicago Business via @mudmo

Stater Bros. supermarket chain CEO Jack Brown spoke at Esri this week. He’d mapped his 167 stores and used Esri’s latest maps access to food sources as part of his discussion of the state of the industry.

- Daily Bulletin

Esri Australia is maintaining a map of the flooding in that country. There’s also a “latest news map” and a form to request GIS assistance.

via twiiter

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/13 at 06:53 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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