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Kinomap App Improves Indoor Cycling Experience

by Matt Ball on February 13, 2012

The Kinomap Trainer is an iPad application that improves the experience of indoor cycling by streaming user-recorded and geolocated videos along with a map of progress. The interface includes progress, elevation gain and performance, with the motivation of matching the rhythm of the original video. With the addition of sensors from ANT+ with a dongle […]

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Americans Send Thanks to Troops from Everywhere

by Matt Ball on November 24, 2011

The USO and the White House have teamed to set up a map-based interface for citizens to share their thanks for the service of military personnel this Thanksgiving. The Thanks from Everywhere online site allows you to write a quick note to troops and veterans that will be added to a map with messages from […]

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OSGeo Brand Grows with Global Outreach

by Matt Ball on September 14, 2011

Arnulf Christl, president of the OSGeo Foundation lead off the FOSS4G event this week in Denver, providing an overview of the leading voice for Geospatial Open Source software. By 2011 there are now 19,471 unique subscribers to OSGeo, more than 400 mailing lists, and more than 15 million lines of code, with 740 contributors, and […]

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Go Map Your Neighborhood

by Matt Ball on September 9, 2011

Richard Weait gave the opening keynote this morning for the State of the Map Conference in Denver. He congratulated the attendees for their commitment and asserted that the only way that we can create an updated map is through crowdsourcing, because commercial entities and governments can’t do it as the economics aren’t feasible. Getting everyone […]

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Geospatial Users from Across the Globe Unite

by Matt Ball on July 8, 2011

Starting on Sunday, the world’s largest and most diverse gathering of geospatial professionals will take place in San Diego for the Esri International User Conference. It’s hard to imagine any other conference in any other software field with a more diverse set of users and application areas that all gather together at a central event. […]

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Mark Monmonier’s book “How to Lie with Maps,” is a perennial favorite within the mapping community, not because it’s a tutorial for deception, but because it brings to light the inherent bias in most mapping efforts. As with most communication mediums, those in power control the message in the map, and can manipulate outcomes. In […]

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Trading off this week’s highly-charged political theme of a potential federal government shutdown in the United States, it’s worth discussing the implications of a lack of federal mapping. Elimination of federal mapmaking is really out of the question as the federal government needs to map for so many policy and security reasons, yet there has […]

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The Committee for Economic Development Australia (CEDA) has launched the ‘Inventing the Future: Shaping WA from 2010 to 2050′ initiative in an effort to provide an ongoing platform for public discourse and policy creation. The initiative kicked off earlier this month, and a series of forums are planned throughout the year. At the center of […]

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In the wake of the BP oil spill there’s a lot of activity underway to try and prevent a repeat. The environmental threats go beyond just oil extraction, to include the threats from storms and rising sea levels, with economic impacts including seafood, offshore energy, critical infrastructure, navigation routes, tourism, and wildlife and marine habitats. […]

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has just launched the Sustainable Communities Building Blocks Program to make tools and resources available to communities wishing to improve quality of life issues as well as to make themselves more economically and environmentally sustainable. Participation requests are now being fielded with a deadline of Feb. 23, with the top […]

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