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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

In late September the third GeoRabble was held for those in and around Sydney, Australia, who are "obsessed with all things ‘geo.’" It sounds like their version of a geomeetup.

 - StreetCorner

The New York Times Learning Network offers discussion of the value and challenges of visiting landmarks and tells the tale of the Hollywood sign.

- NY Times

The 2011 URISA Student Competition winners were announced.

- URISA

U Oregon's campus iPhone app locates books in the stacks!

The latest version of the university's official iPhone app takes mobile mapping in a new direction by guiding users through the shelves of the state's largest research library.

The UOregon app, built by students and staff in the InfoGraphics Lab in the Department of Geography with the Office of Web Communications, allows users to search the UO Libraries' catalog. Once an item is selected, the app can map the search result to the precise location of the book in the stacks at the Knight Library.

- KVAL

by Adena Schutzberg on 09/28 at 03:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Cleveland's GIS was expected in 2009 but finally went online in June 2011. There are seven different ArcGIS Server-based Flash/Flex apps on the Bing basemap. The local paper notes some limitations related to overlaying maps and up-to-date data on crime. The project came in, despite its delay, under the $31 million budget. Coming soon: the end of a $199/month contract for crime data.

- Cleveland.com

The names of NC 24 towns were printed in white instead of black in 10 percent of all 2011 DOT maps due to a "computer glitch."

New software is to blame, but it's not clear why just the town on that stretch of road were basically invisible. The tiny town of Zebulon (pop 4000) had a very vocal citizenry (officials were not aware of the problem) who let the state DOT know of the issue.

- News Observer

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources offers aerial images collected between December 2009 and April 2010 to the public for use in assessing flood damage resulting from Tropical Storm Lee. The data is for Bradford, Centre, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties.  i-cubed agreed to waive a restriction that would have limited the data to governmental-use only until next June. The data are available at this website (choose PAMAP 2010 Imagery Service Now Available).

- Gant Daily

by Adena Schutzberg on 09/28 at 03:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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