April, 2011


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Profile of Michael Goodchild

Profile of Michael Goodchild

The Chronicle of Higher Education has a profile on University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) professor Michael Goodchild called “Inventing the Science of Geographic Information Puts a Professor on the Map“. Mr. Goodchild cemented his place in geography in 1992, when he wrote a paper proposing the creation of geographic […]

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USGS Launches a Mashathon

USGS Launches a Mashathon

The USGS has launched a competition to showcase The National Map data, products, services, and viewers in use. A geospatial ‘mashathon’ is similar to “map galleries”, just digital mashup galleries.Submissions can be live or in ‘beta’, working demo or screenshots, maps or applications, in your favorite tools or in The National […]

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Of Interest:  Future of Navigation, Beauty of Maps on YouTube, Time Zones, Geographers in Demand

Of Interest: Future of Navigation, Beauty of Maps on YouTube, Time Zones, Geographers in Demand

Di-Ann Eisnor of Waze and Craig Chapman of Inrix are part of a roundtable podcast entitled “Where is navigation going?” over on Cnet.  The podcast discusses how traffic data is collected, comparison of the benefits of car navigation devices and inter-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication.  (via @DiAnnEisnor) BBC has posted the […]

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Of Interest: NoGIS, The Map Room Turns 8, Data.gov Shutting Down

Of Interest: NoGIS, The Map Room Turns 8, Data.gov Shutting Down

The upcoming NoGIS event triggered some Twitter chatter and a few blog posts (here and here and here). Jonathan Crowe has been blogging about everything to do with maps over at The Map Room which celebrated its eighth anniversary last week.  Over 3,900 entries later, the site is going strong […]

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May 2011 Geospatial Conferences and Events

May 2011 Geospatial Conferences and Events

May 6 APSG25: Spring 2011 Meeting “Positioning: Precisely Wrong?” | Houston, Texas | May 6, 2011 “Positioning: Precisely Wrong?”You may ask, “What does this mean – precisely wrong?”  We all too often trust our positions when they “look” alright, all the parts are there…or are they, and how do you […]