Here’s yet another way cool way to Twitter your location, courtesy of the way cool Schmap local search service – enter Schmap GeoTwitter. Available from the Apple iStore, Schmap GeoTweet enables users to locate their position and send an update to their Twitter Followers. For more about Schmap See HERE
Archives for February 2009
Dell today launched the Inspiron™ Mini 10, a mini-notebook that adds keyboard comfort and even more entertainment-friendly dimensions to the Inspiron Mini family. The Mini 10 is scheduled to debut for advance orders today on QVC® at 9 p.m. (EST). A full Mini 10 overview is available at Dell.com, and the system will be available for purchase directly from Dell in the U.S. and other countries beginning Feb. 26 – Features include: 2.86 lbs, 10.1” WSVGA “edge-to-edge” 16:9 widescreen display, WiFI, 1 GB RAM, Blutooth, Internal GPS and much more. Starting price is $399
An online parking space price-guide tool has been launched today by Park Let, the UK’s largest parking space letting agent. It is the first real-time, location-specific tool available in the UK. It is based on both current contracts and advertised spaces allowing both prospective landlords and tenants to calculate the true market value of how much parking spaces and garages are renting for today in their area. The tool is completely free to use and no site registration is required. See more info or jump to www.parklet.co.uk
Note: Another fine resource for identifying vacant parking spaces nearby is yourparkingspace
Interested in keeping tabs on Government Spending? no doubt that with the stimulus bill signed, there’s bound to be loads of interest in this topic. About http://usaspending.gov/ – The Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Transparency Act) requires a single searchable website, accessible by the public for free that includes for each Federal award:
1. The name of the entity receiving the award;
2. The amount of the award;
3. Information on the award including transaction type, funding agency, etc;
4. The location of the entity receiving the award;
5. A unique identifier of the entity receiving the award.
The GISForum is a cool, new, community resource where GIS professionals can communicate with each other via discussion forums and user groups. News updates are pulled from popular GeoBlogs and loads of valuable information is being shared. Check it out and sign up! http://www.thegisforum.com/
From the developers… “Our goal here at The GIS Forum is to give GIS users a place to teach, learn, and explore the geospatial community in an interactive and social atmosphere.”
Launched just a couple of months ago, our GISuser Industry directory already boasts more than 350 company listings, helping users locate GIS and geospatial technology solution providers around the Globe. So, what are people using the directory searching for? To give you an idea, the following are the Top 25 Company listings according to our viewer stats… Most of the directory is populated with Free listings although a “Featured” (premium) paid for option is available for those wanting added exposure.
- IsWhere (for Google Earth)
- Intermap Technologies
- Penn State World Campus
- i-TEN Associates
- CompassTools Inc.
- GeoSpot Inc.
- Geomatics Industry Association of America (GIAA)
- BlackBox GPS
- Dash Navigation
- CartoPac Field Solutions
- United Maps GmbH
- Tele Atlas ContentLink
- Orbit Geospatial Technologies
- Spime Inc.
Friday is all about sharing in my mind… and so, another popular edition of some cool Twitter Things that I’m pleased to share with you Twitterers and would-be / should-be Twitteres…Enjoy!
FollowFriday – Friday has become know as FollowFriday to many on Twitter. Essentially, a day where you show some Twitter “Love” to others by suggesting a few potential followers to your followers. It’s very simple… you simply compose a tweet using the hashtag #followfriday then you list some cool people that you follow and want to share with others. My followfriday for today…
GPS Twitter -available via WHERE widget, GPS Twitter enables mobile users to Tweet from their mobile and also embed GPS coordinates – provided your mobile is GPS-enabled… works great on Symbian OS!
TwitterHolic – this cool mashup shows statistics for Twitter users. It pulls twitter name, location, URL, follwoers etc… useful if searching for followers.
Indeed, according to the Telegraph, A “grid of streets” on the seabed at one of the proposed locations of the lost city of Atlantis has been spotted on Google Ocean. The perfect rectangle – which is around the size of Wales – was noticed on the search giant’s underwater exploration tool by an aeronautical engineer who claims it looks like an “aerial map” of a city. The underwater image can be found at the co-ordinates 31 15’15.53N 24 15’30.53W.Recall, Google Ocean was recently launched to the World providing a plethora of hydrographic data and imagery from under the sea, all available via Google Earth
Interactive maps that detail carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel combustion are now available on the popular Google Earth platform. The maps, funded by NASA and the U.S. Department of Energy through the joint North American Carbon Program, can display fossil fuel emissions by the hour, geographic region, and fuel type.
On Feb 18, 2009 about 200-300 cool people got together at thge Atlas building, CU Campus Boulder, CO for another fun Ignite Boulder… what a hoot! See igniteboulder.com/ or follow @igniteboulder on Twitter. Some of my favorite moments… history of the moustache; media’s obsession with breasts; how to piss people off and lose friends in Boulder! Oh ya To give you an idea of what to expect at an Ignite event, enjoy this video from a presentation last night titled… “How to Piss people off and lose friends in Boulder, CO” – see images here