December, 2009


GIS Learning

Geospatial Redux: ArcGIS 9.4, Advice for a GIS Newbie, Earth Balloon

Geospatial Redux: ArcGIS 9.4, Advice for a GIS Newbie, Earth Balloon

Straight.com, a Vancouver based site, profiles Ron Lake of Galdos Systems for their Geek Speak section.  Ron Lake is interviewed about his company, the Geoweb, and Geography Markup Language which he created: Geek Speak: Ron Lake, creator of Geography Markup Language.  A whole slew of service packs for ArcGIS software have been released today.  Service Packs Released […]

GIS Software

Microsoft's Bing vs. Google Maps Means Users Win

Microsoft's Bing vs. Google Maps Means Users Win

Microsoft’s Bing Maps and Google Maps continue their competition to offer the best online mapping.  This week, Microsoft launched Bing Maps Beta which not only retooled its mapping application with their Silverlight technology but also launched the release of Streetside.  Also announced was the extended partnership of Microsoft with Navteq […]

GPS

Neat Designs with GPS

Neat Designs with GPS

Lost?  Shine a map on the wall to find where “You are here” is.  Can’t decide where to eat?  Flip and coin and have that coin point the way to your next meal.  These are some of the innovative designs incorporating GPS featured on the Yanko Design blog.  The multitude […]

GIS Learning

Bing Maps Beta

Bing Maps Beta

Microsoft’s Bing Maps released a new beta version which now uses the company’s Silverlight technology .  The release also debuts Streetside, Microsoft’s version of Google’s popular Street View imagery. PC World published an article about the release and noted that cccording to Satya Nadella, the senior vice president for Microsoft’s […]

GIS Learning

Spatial History Project

Spatial History Project

Located at Stanford University, the Spatial History Project seeks to bring “together scholars working on projects at the intersection of geography and history using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in their research.”  The projects listed marry geospatial technologies with historical research.  Use the Google Earth to journey along with Alfred A. Hart, who […]

GIS Data

USGS Celebrates 125 Years of Topographic Mapping

USGS Celebrates 125 Years of Topographic Mapping

December 3rd, 2009 marks the 125th anniversary of the national program for topographic mapping for the United States Geological Survey (USGS).  The USGS was founded in 1879 by an act of Congress and tasked with the “classification of the public lands, and examination of the geological structure, mineral resources, and […]