September, 2010


GPS

How Can GPS Vehicle Tracking Improve Your Business?

How Can GPS Vehicle Tracking Improve Your Business?

White paper from Fleetmatics From communications and shipping, to productivity and back office procedures, technology has pervaded every aspect if the business world. But small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with vehicle fleets have an additional tool at their fingertips to gain further benefits from the technological revolution. Increased access to […]

GIS Software

Of Interest: Using WordPress as a Data Portal, Map Spamming, Google Earth

Of Interest: Using WordPress as a Data Portal, Map Spamming, Google Earth

The Fuzzy Tolerance blog has step by step instructions for using WordPress to create your own data portal. The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about “map spamming”.  The BBB defines map spamming as “the practice of dishonest advertisers using popular Web-based map directories, such as Google Maps or Yahoo! […]

GIS Learning

Technolife

Technolife

There’s a new forum for discussing Geographic Information Systems called Technolife (A Transdisciplinary approach to the Emerging CHallenges of NOvel technologies:Lifeworld and Imaginaries inForesight and Ethic). From the collaborators: TECHNOLIFE is a research project funded by European Union that aims at creating debates about new and emerging technologies such as GIS, digital maps and globes (such […]

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Hurricane Earl and Google Earth Enterprise Portable

Hurricane Earl and Google Earth Enterprise Portable

Google Earth Enterprise Portable is designed to allow organizations the ability to use Google Earth offline.  This comes in handy in emergency management situations where first responders may be in the field without Internet access.  Sean Wohltman, a geospatial engineer with Google, has step-by-step instructions on how to prep and […]

GIS Learning

Astronomy – GIS For Other Planets

Astronomy – GIS For Other Planets

Not just for landlubbers, the use of GIS technology has applications in astronomy. Browse this list for GIS and mapping resources related to outer space. Deep Space Sky Mapping Mapping software containing “the 250,000 star NASA Skymap database, the 18-million star Guide Star Catalog, the Saguaro Deep Sky database with […]