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Thursday, June 30, 2011

In a strange, different scale situation in Ontario somewhat akin to the US's LightSquared issue, Mapleton township councilors are making demands on those behind a proposed wind farm in the area. The proposal is for  NextEra Energy Canada’s Conestogo Wind Energy Centre Project.

When township council here considered what comments to make to the province about conditions for permitting an industrial wind farm near Arthur, councillor Neil Driscoll said turbines should be shut down immediately if they interfere with GPS users.

At a special meeting on June 21 to consider possible conditions, Driscoll told council the wind industry should not be permitted to interfere with modern farming practices.

The other councilors soon agreed and suggestions to expand response to interference with "television, cell phone, internet or broadcast radio frequency" followed. Some comments on the proposal came from the United States.

- Wellington Advertiser


by Adena Schutzberg on 06/30 at 03:26 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

A $76,882 bid was awarded to Towson University's Center for GIS for a GIS system, which according to BRAC Manager Karen Holt, will help BRAC growth and is a web-based land-use planning tool for the region.

Baltimore Sun

Programming and building video games are not on the agenda at Intro2Tek Camp, in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Instead, it's"a fun and structured experience for middle school girls age 10 - 14, who learn GIS and multi-media and explore "lucrative" jobs in science and technology.

- press release

The first set of fully "in cloud" textbooks for K-12 were released at last week's  International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference. Previous offerings were "companions" to printed texts. The topics: math and science. Content can be accessed from any device with a browser. One offering is priced per student user and comes to what's described as the cost of a "workbook" per student. To make the deal sweeter to those schools with limited hardware come deals that include discount devices. I'm dreaming about interactive geography texts with accessible GIS apps where students create and analyze patterns at every turn.

- Mashable

The Geospatial Revolution Project team announced that the YouTube versions of the four episodes are now available with Spanish subtitles. View episode 4 here (with links to the others) and to get the subtitles "Click CC, it will turn red. Mouseover CC and select "Spanish (Spain).""

- via Geo Rev e-mail

by Adena Schutzberg on 06/30 at 03:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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