September, 2010


GIS Software

Sometimes Sunrise Doesn’t Exist

For about a month, the Florida city of Sunrise was mysteriously missing from Google Maps.  The resulting omission made it virtually impossible to find locations in Sunrise via Google search, affecting local businesses.  The Florida Sun Sentinel quoted Sherry Tannozzini, the owner of Sunrise-based floral shop Flowers from the Rainflorist: […]

GIS Learning

Pen Display Technology Adds Precision and Speed to USGS Volcanic Mapping

Pen Display Technology Adds Precision and Speed to USGS Volcanic Mapping

White paper from Wacom In an effort to map volcanoes and assess eruption risks, The United States Geological Survey (USGS) turned to Wacom interactive pen display technology to streamline GIS data updates and editing workflows. The Wacom pen display enables agency geologists to streamline, and in some cases eliminate, several steps in […]

GIS Learning

Maps as Passwords

Maps as Passwords

A computer scientist by the name of Bill Cheswick has created map based passwords that could be more secure than traditional typed in passwords. Speaking at the New York Institute of Technology Cyber Security Conference this past Wednesday, Cheswick described how users could memorize the exact spot on a satellite photo, with […]

Maps and Cartography

McFarthest in the Lower 48 – Map of McDonald Locations

McFarthest in the Lower 48 – Map of McDonald Locations

Looking for a fascinating map of McDonalds locations within the United States? Stephen Von Worley had a contemplative moment while on a car trip down Interstate 5 in California during which he stumbled upon the country strip mall located in the middle of nowhere, complete with the golden arches that […]