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Delhi-Jaipur e-way: Govt to fix alignment - The Times of India

Delhi-Jaipur e-way: Govt to fix alignment		  - The Times of India | Geotechnobabble | Scoop.it

 

"Traffic congestion on NH-8 — the only high-speed link between Delhi and Jaipur — may be a thing of the past".... thanks to Google Earth!

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Who Said Google Maps was the Standard? - Spatially Adjusted

Who Said Google Maps was the Standard? - Spatially Adjusted | Geotechnobabble | Scoop.it

Shears sez: Very good question!

 

Geoff Duncan writes: Google Maps is starting to see some high-profile defections.

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App Store - Spotzi-Atlas

App Store - Spotzi-Atlas | Geotechnobabble | Scoop.it

Shears sez: Definitely worth a download!

 

"Spotzi is a genuine World Atlas for your iPhone and iPad and shows you the world in a unique and astonishing way. It not only shows you street maps and high detail areal maps (provided by Esri). That’s just a starter. Spotzi goes beyond any political border and zooms in to any aspect of our planet. This has been made possible by the extent data resources at NASA, the World Bank and our own data warehouse."

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The Ghost Map: Hard Lessons in Epidemiology from Victorian London

The Ghost Map: Hard Lessons in Epidemiology from Victorian London | Geotechnobabble | Scoop.it

Shears sez: Definitely need to pick this one up. This project is the grandfather of both GIS and epidemiology.

 

"What an ill Victorian infant has to do with the power of maps and the future of modern cities."

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the BIG Map Blog - thousands of huge historical maps.

the BIG Map Blog - thousands of huge historical maps. | Geotechnobabble | Scoop.it

Shears sez: Wow! Public domain historical maps out the wazoo, in high resolution and FREE!

 

"The largest online collection of large maps. The BIG Map Blog is updated daily and maps are free to download in high resolution."

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Migration in America - Forbes

Migration in America - Forbes | Geotechnobabble | Scoop.it

Shears sez: That is a truly fascinating map, partially because of its symbology scheme.  Makes a lot of sense, and makesthe flows very visible!

 

"More people left Phoenix in 2009 than came. The map above visualizes moves to and from Phoenix; counties that took more migrants than they sent are linked with red lines. Counties that sent more migrants than they took are linked with blue lines."

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Exploring Mauna Loa in Google Earth | Google Earth Blog

Exploring Mauna Loa in Google Earth | Google Earth Blog | Geotechnobabble | Scoop.it

Shears sez: Nothing wrong with a little travel in your underwear.

 

"Google Sightseeing has recently created a great tour of the volcano, showing off some of its most amazing features like the lava flow (KML) seen below."

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Just Where Is GPS Tracking Taking Us? : Discovery News

Just Where Is GPS Tracking Taking Us? : Discovery News | Geotechnobabble | Scoop.it

Shears sez: I remember when this stuff first started coming out, my dissertation adviser (Jim Tyner) immediately asked 'what if the Khmer Rouge or the Hutus had this kind of technology?'  Chilling thought, isn't it?

 

"The gadgets we marvel at can be used on us, not just by us."

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Mayreau Mapping

Mayreau Mapping | Geotechnobabble | Scoop.it

Shears sez: Now this is the way to really enjoy geospatial research! (via @meg_stewart)

 

"I spent November 3-6 starting to collect data on Mayreau, the smallest inhabited island in the Grenadines with a population of ~300. Most of the locals live in the village with the surrounding lands used for subsistence farming, however in the past decade almost all of that land has been sold by the government and a few islanders to resort developers from Canada and England."

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5 Tiny Computer Glitches That Caused Huge Disasters

5 Tiny Computer Glitches That Caused Huge Disasters | Geotechnobabble | Scoop.it

Shears sez: Even avowed technophiles like me have to worry sometimes about stuff like this....

 

"There are certain jobs where making the same mistakes can cost companies billions of dollars, and sometimes costs people their lives."

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Delhi-Jaipur e-way: Govt to fix alignment - The Times of India

Delhi-Jaipur e-way: Govt to fix alignment		  - The Times of India | Geotechnobabble | Scoop.it

 

"Traffic congestion on NH-8 — the only high-speed link between Delhi and Jaipur — may be a thing of the past".... thanks to Google Earth!

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Google Maps Mania: Create Virtual Tours with Street View

Google Maps Mania: Create Virtual Tours with Street View | Geotechnobabble | Scoop.it

History in These Streets is a virtual recreation of the Black Panther Legacy tour that the Huey P. Newton Foundation conducts in West Oakland.

The tour includes an audio narration by David Hilliard, the former Chief of Staff of the Black Panther Party. As Hilliard relates the history of different locations the Street View of that location is displayed, with a little help from the Google Maps API.

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YEC Geo's curator insight, February 28, 11:23 AM

This might be an interesting way to create virtual geology field trips along highways with important outcrops.

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How Apple will use Siri, Maps and Microsoft to divorce itself from Google

How Apple will use Siri, Maps and Microsoft to divorce itself from Google | Geotechnobabble | Scoop.it
Apple and Google have had a tumultuous relationship in the mobile landscape. When the iPhone was launched, Google was a partner from day one. Their map data, YouTube archive and default ...
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Pre- and Post-Storm 3D Lidar Topography - Hurricane Stormname - Coastal Change Hazards: Hurricanes and Extreme Storms

Pre- and Post-Storm 3D Lidar Topography - Hurricane Stormname - Coastal Change Hazards: Hurricanes and Extreme Storms | Geotechnobabble | Scoop.it

"NOAA-USGS airborne lidar survey of post-storm topography was completed August 28, 2011 along the North Carolina coast to detect coastal change resulting from Hurricane Irene. Comparisons of the post-storm elevation data to lidar data collected in 2009 are used to characterize the nature, magnitude, and spatial variability of hurricane-induced coastal changes, such as beach erosion, overwash deposition, and island breaching."

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Vacation to Mars: Antarctica’s Dry Valleys - Mental Floss

Vacation to Mars: Antarctica’s Dry Valleys - Mental Floss | Geotechnobabble | Scoop.it

"Vacation to Mars: Antarctica's Dry Valleys

Most of Antarctica has about 2 1/2 miles of ice covering it, and that cold, white wasteland is what most people picture when they think of our south pole."

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EduContribution.org

Shears sez: Awesome idea. EduContribution.org hooks up GIS students who need projects with non-profits who need work done.  Yes!

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GPS Saves the World — But Who’ll Save GPS?

GPS Saves the World — But Who’ll Save GPS? | Geotechnobabble | Scoop.it

Shears sez: SAVE GPS!!!!!

 

"At stake are the delicate satellite signals that power the $110 billion GPS market for military and commercial aviation navigation systems, automated agricultural machines and consumer mapping services in cars, to name a few."

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Places I've Pooped for iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad Wi-Fi + 3G and iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G on the iTunes App Store

Places I've Pooped for iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad Wi-Fi + 3G and iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G on the iTunes App Store | Geotechnobabble | Scoop.it

"Places I've Pooped is a little gem that helps you track all the places you've pooped in the world. Expand your territory, mark everywhere you've visited - bombs away!"

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» Astronomers Make High-Resolution Topographical Map of Moon

» Astronomers Make High-Resolution Topographical Map of Moon | Geotechnobabble | Scoop.it

Shears sez: It's actually been a debate for the past 50 years or so, especially amongst cartographers, whether such work on the moon is geography or not.  Does geography imply a necessary earth-based component?  I'd argue no.

 

"Astronomers at Arizona State University have used Nasa's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) to build this jaw-dropping map of the Moon. It's the highest-resolution, near-global topographic image of our lunar neighbour yet."

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Earth | Time Lapse View from Space | Fly Over | Nasa, ISS

Shears sez: Now this is WAYYYY TOO FRICKING COOL!!!!

 

"Time lapse sequences of photographs taken with a special low-light 4K-camera by the crew of expedition 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011."

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Poorsquare - ProgrammableWeb Mashup Detail

Poorsquare - ProgrammableWeb Mashup Detail | Geotechnobabble | Scoop.it

Shears sez: Nice! A mashup for deals using FourSquare.  Don't worry, we won't tell anyone that a user of FourSquare almost has to have a pricey smartphone data package. Shhh!  (via @GeoPDX)

 

"Poorsquare: This app lets you find local restaurant freebie offerings and BXGX (Buy Something Get Something) Free promotions in your area...."

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GIS Education Community Blog : Why is GIS Valuable?

GIS Education Community Blog : Why is GIS Valuable? | Geotechnobabble | Scoop.it
The advent of another GIS Day provides a good opportunity to reflect upon the value of GIS. GIS is used, according to some estimates, by 1.5 million people each day, and by over 400,000 organizations.
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It's amazing to see how helpful GIS can be. Without it, I believe the world would be much less advanced than it is.
Sam Henry's comment, September 4, 2012 10:19 AM
It's amazing to think how people used to have to make maps. Growing up with technology, one doesn't realize what people had to do to convey the same data without GIS
Lisa Fonseca's comment, September 4, 2012 6:57 PM
Until reading this article I would have never known how valuable GIS really is to so many people. 1.5 million people each day,by over 400,000 organizations use GIS, thats amazing. It is also so valuable because it has made the job of those creating maps a lot easier. They now have more time to analyze spatial data, examine patterns, relationships, and trends, and not just spend hours and hours to create one map. Overall GIS is a valuable and useful tool for a variety of reasons not just in map making but also in communicating complex ideas.
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Flood Map Water Level Elevation Map

Flood Map Water Level Elevation Map | Geotechnobabble | Scoop.it
Flood Map shows the map of the area which could get flooded if the water level rises to a particular elevation.

 

Still in work in progress, but in essence this is a GIS layer showing which ares are at risk for flooding. You can set the elevation level to monitor where the threat is greatest and where in will infrequently occur as well.     


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Language on Twitter

Language on Twitter | Geotechnobabble | Scoop.it
API Cartographer Eric Fischer plots language shapefiles of Twitter.
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Emily Bian's curator insight, October 3, 5:13 PM

This is a thematic map showing the different languages spoken on Twitter in Europe. This Europe thematic is really neat to look at, but it also shows globalization in that Twitter is everywhere, and people are more connected because of it. This increases interactions between people living in different countries, and even different continents.