Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Blogmap (by Feedmap) lets you geocode your blog, browse already geocoded blogs and search for blogs. Or as they put it "a place where blogs meet maps and location!". Once geocoded, you can get your own BlogMap location using a simple url that allows you to network with your local bloggers and much more! I also love the fact that the Blogmap is interactive. You can pan and zoom right on the blog. Too Cool! Get your own Blogmap at www.feedmap.net.
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
It's Tuesday!!! Have you ever noticed that there is nothing exciting about Tuesday? Monday is the beginning of the week and Wednesday is the middle. Thursday is close to Friday and a good night to go out for drinks. Friday is of course the beginning of the weekend. Poor Tuesday :(
Planet Geospatial is an aggregation of public weblogs written by GIS Professionals and Hobbyists. This allows you to go to one place to catch up on all the great GIS weblogs. James Fee maintains Planet Geospatial and also has his own blog Spatially Adjusted (www.spatiallyadjusted.com) Check out Planet Geospatial at www.planet.spatiallyadjusted.com.
Monday, November 28, 2005
ePodunk provides in-depth information about more than 25,000 communities around the country, from Manhattan to Los Angeles, Pottstown to Podunk. When they say in-depth they mean it. You can find information from thousands of sources, including government agencies, databases, print reference works and news organizations. Their listings include geocoded information about thousands of parks, museums, historic sites, colleges, schools and other places across America. Their motto is "We believe in the power of place" and they make you believe in it too. Check out your community at www.epodunk.com!
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Frappr is a cool site that lets you share and create maps on the internet using Google Maps. Or in their words, "Create maps for your group, share your favorite locations, or just explore!". You can also post and share pictures with an option to "map it!" I will be posting various pictures from different travels and events. I also created a map where I am inviting folks to post their location and picture. Please do so at http://www.frappr.com/gisgeoblog. You can also find the link and a picture slideshow at the bottom of the blog. You can find out more at www.frappr.com. Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
I am "Very" excited about today's post. VerySpatial.com offers a Very Spatial Podcast which is your weekly source for information on Geography and geospatial technologies. Geography touches most things we do everyday, but we rarely even think of it. This podcast seeks to point out how it is filtering into our digital lives and daily lives. The majority of the connections are currently through iTunes. You can also use one of the myraid of great RSS aggregators to connect using our Feedburner link. There is always the low tech version where you make sure you go to the page to download the podcast each week. The VerySpatial blog is intended to be a location for the hosts and participants of A VerySpatial Podcast to link to interesting sites and articles on Geography and related information. In addition to the blog itself the site hosts columns, links, and a few downloads on relevant topics. Check it out at www.veryspatial.com.
Monday, November 21, 2005
Good Monday morning! We have a short week this week, yay! I wanted to share something that I enjoy on Mondays. National Public Radio (NPR) has a segment that they do called 'This I Beleive'. 'This I Believe' is based on a 1950s radio program of the same name. This exciting national project invites you to write about the core beliefs that guide your daily life. Find out more and listen at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4538138.
The United States Department of Agriculture Geospatial Data Gateway provides One Stop Shopping for natural resources or environmental data at anytime, from anywhere, to anyone. The Gateway allows you to choose your area of interest, browse and select data from the catalog, customize the format, and have it downloaded or shipped on CD. Check it out at http://datagateway.nrcs.usda.gov/GatewayHome.html.
Friday, November 18, 2005
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Geographic Resources Analysis Support System, commonly referred to as GRASS, it is a Geographic Information System (GIS) used for geospatial data management and analysis, image processing, graphics/maps production, spatial modeling, and visualization. GRASS is currently used in academic and commercial settings around the world, as well as by many governmental agencies including NASA, NOAA, USDA, DLR, CSIRO, the National Park Service, the U.S. Census Bureau, USGS, and many environmental consulting companies. To find out more go to http://grass.itc.it/index.php.
Monday, November 14, 2005
The Geographic Information Center of the National Academies works to build understanding of the relevance and importance of geographic information for addressing societal needs and to point the user to the rich array of ongoing National Academies activities and published reports (readable and searchable for free on the Web) on this topic. Check it out at http://gi.nationalacademies.org/.
Friday, November 11, 2005
The GIS Portal is your source for mapping technology since 1994! The GISPortal (also known as Great GIS Net Sites!) is one of the top web sites for Geographic Information System (GIS) industry information. If you like maps, mapping technology, cool on line 3D mapping software, and the best look at the GIS market anywhere, this is the place! Check it out at www.gisportal.com. Have a great weekend!!
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Directions Magazine publishes weekly newsletters about geographic information systems, global positioning systems, desktop mapping, cartography, computer-aided design, remote sensing, web services, and more. They also offer sections on jobs, tools and data, web map gallery and a map gallery. Check it out at www.directionsmag.com.
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection has over 12,600 maps online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North and South America maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia and Africa are also represented. Collection categories include antique atlas, globe, school geography, maritime chart, state, county, city, pocket, wall, childrens and manuscript maps. The collection can be used to study history, genealogy and family history. You can even purchase reproductions. Check it out at www.davidrumsey.com.
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Q: Why did the dot go to college?
A: Because it wanted to become a graduated symbol.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service GIS Home Page provides information on metadata efforts in FWS, free spatial data, and serves as a clearinghouse for other GIS topics such as data standards, training, the A-16 process, global positioning systems, contract information, and technical notes. Data available includes U.S. Fish & Wildlife Office Locations, Interactive Map and Data Server Data Links, National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) Data, Migratory Bird Conservation Data Center: bird population and habitat information, FWS Ecosystem Coverages, Migratory Bird Flyways, etc. etc. To find out more visit http://www.fws.gov/data/.
Monday, November 07, 2005
Geospatial Solutions is the objective and authoritative forum for emerging intelligence about GIS and related spatial technologies. Industry leaders and peers define issues and share solutions critical to forging a community among professionals from diverse application environments. It is also FREE! You can learn more and subscribe at http://www.geospatial-online.com/geospatialsolutions/.
Friday, November 04, 2005
A quick death and a easy one.
A pretty lover and a true one.
A cold beer and another one!
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Today I'm featuring a fun website, gisnuts.com. These folks have come up with some great t-shirts for the GIS addicts like myself. I think my favorite is "I survived a NAD shift". I'll be placing my order soon!! Check them out at www.gisnuts.com.
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
I'm back!! Did you miss me? I've finally uncovered myself from the mountain of work so that I can post again. GIS Day preparations are starting to come together so life is good.
I'm going to talk about GISuser.com today. GISuser.com is the most comprehensive, current, and information-rich resource for the GIS, mapping, GPS, geopositioning, and geospatial technology user. They have GIS news, tutorials, software reviews, GIS job listings, RFPs, webmaps, free tools, community discussion, newsletters, data, etc. etc. I also enjopy their daily newsletter which is always quite informative. Take a look at www.gisuser.com. Enjoy!!