Geospatial Redux: Google Building Map Squad, Mapping the Oil Spill Plume


Seattle’s TechFlash reports that Google is hiring 300 temporary workers in Kirkland as part of a yearlong effort to improve the accuracy of Google Maps data.

The search giant is working with temp staffing agencies to find “computer geeks” familiar with geographic information systems and mapping software.

Nature has a quick article about efforts aboard the research vessel Pelican to map the oil plume in the Gulf of Mexico.


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