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Armchair Geography

Armchair Geography

Geospatial technology has allowed users the ability to travel the world without ever leaving home.  Users can explore the world, inside and out.  Last October, Google unveiled Google MapsGL which uses Google Maps and Web Graphics Library (WebGL), bring 3D graphics to web browsers.  Showcasing the advancement were sample 3D tours […]

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The Politics of Google’s Mapping

The Politics of Google’s Mapping

Being one of the world’s leading online web mapping service means also trying to walk the impossible tightrope between the political bickering of countries.  More than a few times has Google found itself in the middle of a maelstrom involving the geopolitical delineations and labels shown in Google Maps and […]

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Geospatial Redux: ArcGIS 10 SP 1, Soft-Maps, Google Earth 6, Steve Coasts Moves to Bing, GIS Day 2010,

Geospatial Redux: ArcGIS 10 SP 1, Soft-Maps, Google Earth 6, Steve Coasts Moves to Bing, GIS Day 2010,

Love maps so much you want to snuggle with them?  Now you can get close to your favorite Brooklyn map by Emily Fischer.  The blankets are called Soft-Maps and feature hand-stitched maps of Brooklyn neighborhoods and parks: Soft-Maps. Come and get it!  The ArcGIS 10 (Desktop, Engine, Server) Service Pack 1 is […]

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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! […]