Archives for August 8, 2007
Dunno how long this will last but a GISuser (Julian) has just posted a small ad in our forum announcing that he has a brand new Nokia N95 for sale for about $220.. this is a bargain! If you check it out make sure the device is unlocked and not locked to a specific carrier.
Consolidated Edison (Con Ed) New York’s recent issues are a fine example of how managing our critical infrastructure is so crucial… and a testament to the state of the aging infrustructure and management of that resource in many cities around the country. From a news report about a recent NY Con Ed pipe burst, “The blast swallowed a truck, severely burned two people, blew out hundreds of windows and sprayed asbestos-tainted mud all over the street. Dozens of people were cut by falling debris, and one woman died of a heart attack while fleeing.” And then there’s also the topic of bridge construction and the safety of commuters around the country… Speaking of infrastructure, recall that GITA has renamed their annual event (was simply GITA conference) to the Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference – likely a good indication of the direction geospatial technology solution providers are headed. For more on GITA event see http://gita.org/events/annual/31/index.asp – info Con Ed news see here
A cool technology has been developed to help consumers keep tabs on those valuable portable devices… Here’s how the GadgetTrak technology works. If your device is missing or stolen, you log into your account and activate tracking for that device. The next time the device is accessed it will attempt to contact the GadgetTrak server and provide data regarding the system it is plugged into including: Register you free account
Magellan announced today the introduction of its new Triton series of portable handheld GPS receivers. Ready to use out of the box with built-in base maps, the Triton 2000 features a newly redesigned user interface with color, 2.7-inch QVGA touch screen that enables the easy selection of routes, waypoints and other features. It also includes a built-in 2MP camera, SD card slot, electronic compass and barometer, speaker/microphone and flashlight. More info here