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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

by Joe Francica on 05/03 at 09:16 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
by Adena Schutzberg on 05/03 at 05:45 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Hamilton County, TN residents are invited to help document damage from last weeks storms at and put in the street address for any damaged structures such as homes, businesses, schools or other buildings.

- Times Free Press

The New York Times and WNYC are collaborating to create an interactive map of bird-watching spots throughout the five boroughs as part Bird Week. 

- New York Times City Room Blog is looking to iPhone users for their location logs.

So please contribute your iPhone log files and help us to create an open wifi und cell database.

via Kelso's Corner

by Adena Schutzberg on 05/03 at 05:09 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

ESRI Canada congratulates St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto for being selected as a 2011 Laureate winner for innovation by the International Data Group's (IDG) Computerworld Honors Program.  The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change.  ESRI Canada nominated St. Michael's Hospital for BIO.DIASPORA, a scientific platform that leverages ESRI's geographic information system (GIS) technology integrated with other solutions to analyze the relationship between commercial air travel and the global spread of emerging infectious disease threats.  The project was selected from over 1,000 international entries, and joins more than 250 others from 23 countries as Laureates in this year's program.

- press release

Researchers are planning to create a detailed map showing levels of radioactive contamination around the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

About 300 experts from Osaka University, Hiroshima University, the University of Tokyo and other academic and research institutions will start collecting soil samples in May at up to 10,000 locations in 1,500 designated areas, mainly in Fukushima Prefecture, to create a soil-pollution map.

The map will be designed primarily to help designate evacuation areas.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today introduced an Internet-based mapping tool that pinpoints the location of "food deserts" around the country and provides data on population characteristics of census tracts where residents have limited access to affordable and nutritious foods.

ArcGIS API for Flex is the client tech.

- press release

by Adena Schutzberg on 05/03 at 04:48 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share


"But with gorgeous Google satellite imagery in place of artificial maps, why would you want to hide the LCD?"

Kevin Cunningham reviewing the 2012 Audi A7 and its hideable display. I do wonder what "artificial maps" are. I guess they are like virtual maps? 

- C|net

by Adena Schutzberg on 05/03 at 04:43 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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