So, Metacarta has rolled out their fine, new GeoSearch (isn’t that a GIS Career resource??) news aggregator, ideal for News, Real Estate, and Travel Applications – see the official PR here. But will it be the “ultimate” news aggregator that some people are speculating about? One has to ask, have you seen EveryBlock? EveryBlock is an amazing mashup for everyone that pulls news, photos, crime reports, property sales, restaurant inspections, and much more for several geographic locations. The app currently provides info for 3 major cities (New York, Chicago, and) oh, and get this, it doesn’t use Google, Yahoo! or Microsoft’s map data, but rather, have created their own developed the app. on OpenLayers and Mapnik – other data sources are pulled from TIGER/Line files,PostGIS, and OGR (see the full skinny from Adrian’s Blog) The developer, you may know the name, is Adrian Holovati of Chicago Crime data fame. I could go on but you have to browse EveryBlock for yourself – see http://www.everyblock.com/. Oh, and for those of you attending Where2.0 or contemplating on attending it, you can hear all about EveryBlock from Holovati himself. See also the blog for more http://blog.everyblock.com/
Archives for March 26, 2008
This out of the Nokia PR Bulletin Board… The Nokia N95 8GB has arrived on US shores – with six months of free turn-by-turn directions and voice guidance in Nokia Maps. See more
Interesting to note that another update to Nokia PC Suite is now available with release of PC Suite 188.8.131.52. One issue though, if you try to search for it all you find are hits to blogs that mention it… whay can’t we easily find this from Nokia? Odd!