May, 2007


GIS Learning

Drop Spots

Drop Spots

If you like the idea of geocaching but don’t have a GPS unit, this is an alternative to treasure hunting. Similar to the idea of geocaching in which a treasure is hidden and coordinates are provided for clues, “dropspots” are also hidden locations but clues are provided via a Google […]

GPS

Biomapping

Biomapping

With subjects wearing GPS units and a lie detector, Christian Hold has been collecting data to map the bioresponse of individuals to their geographic environment. Using Google Maps, he then maps out the response with colors (green for low arousal and red for high arousal) and height (respresenting the intensity […]

Maps and Cartography

Online Mapping Scrambles after Tanker Spill

Online Mapping Scrambles after Tanker Spill

The recent disaster that melted a critical portion of San Francisco’s highway infrastructure had more than just commuters scrambling. Within two days, many of the major online mapping sites had modified their driving directions to circumvent the now closed overpass. Rachel Konrad from the Associated Press reported that: Yahoo took […]