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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Map Maker is now open for Canada. The comments are more interesting than the article.

- Globe and Mail

The Atlantic shares Twitter info on where Qaddafi was alleged to be captured. Perhaps this will be enough for those who want a spot to mourn him as his place of burial is, at least so far, a mystery.

- The Atlantic

Googel StreetView now includes building interiors for some areas. Hacker News broke the story.

- Venture Beat

Fees for heavy use of the Google Maps API got into effect this  month, but Google does not plan to enforce them until next year. The deal per Programmable Web:

Sites will receive 25,000 free map views per day, which translates to 750,000 pageviews per month. Developers using more than the free limit will begin paying $4 per 1,000 pageviews.

- Google Geo Dev Blog

- Programmable Web

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/27 at 03:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

India

Starting next week, the Delhi government-appointed competent authority will start a field survey of all monuments protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in the capital. The survey will map all existing structures within a 500m radius of every ASI monument.

The goal is to simplify the requests for construction permits, which can be restricted close to such monuments.

- Times of India

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by Adena Schutzberg on 10/27 at 03:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

An e-mail from NGS reads:

You may not realize that our nation is facing a crisis in geographic literacy. American young adults rank at the bottom in geographic literacy surveys of the world’s most developed countries and 63% of them cannot locate Iraq on a map of the Middle East (Roper Poll, 2006). There is a shortage of job candidates with geospatial technology skills (U.S. Department of Labor, 2005). And, geography education is key for developing the knowledge and skills of the modern workforce (DiBiase, 2010).

So please join the public campaign "Speak Up For Geography: The 10,000 Letter Challenge". As a leader in the geospatial industry, your support of geography education in K-12 schools is needed now more than ever. 

The goal of the 10,000 Letter Challenge is simple: to send 10,000 letters to Congress in support of the bipartisan Teaching Geography is Fundamental (TGIF) Act by November 18, 2011. This date marks the ending of Geography Awareness Week 2011 and the last day of the Congressional session before the Thanksgiving recess. It's easy to send letters to your Members of Congress at http://speakupforgeography.org

For free downloads of 10,000 Letter Challenge resources--display ads, postcards, flyers, and a widget--go tohttps://sites.google.com/site/speakupforgeography/.  

Show your support for geography education: Let Congress know that the Teaching Geography is Fundamental Act is important to you. Ask others to join the Challenge by blogging, podcasting, and tweeting about SpeakUpForGeography.org. Post the widget on your website. Spread the message that the time to act is now!

If you missed it, we discussed the state of geography education lobbying on this week's podcast: Making a Case for Federal Funding of Geography Education

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/27 at 03:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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