An interesting service known as shotspotter can not only differentiate between gunshots and pyrotechnics, the service has also managed to map out the location of all (most) gunshots in the D.C area since 2009, painting an interesting picture that easily identifies areas of the city where you might want to be careful, particularly if you aren’t packing in order to protect yourself!
Archives for November 5, 2013
The open source hipsters and geogeeks are being treated to a release this week as OpenGeo errrrrr Boudless has announced the availability ofOpenGeo suite 4.0. According to teh company, this release brings new features and improvements, including component upgrades to PostGIS 2.1, GeoServer 2.4, GeoWebCache 1.5 and support for OpenLayers 3 and QGIS. Additional developments include a GeoServer clustering extension which allows high availability and better scaling under load.
FYI, if you happen to be in the search for a tablet that’s running Android, be sure to have a looksee at the Galaxy Tab 3… Kid #1 just picked one up (the 8″) and its pretty darned amazing! Granted, the iPad Air or iPad mini is outstanding in many ways, however, if you want or need Android (and there’s many great reasons to go Android) then this unit is a must consider – when compared side-by-side with the latest Nexus tablet I’d have to say this one blows it out of the water for a mere $30 more! Cool feeatures noticed out of the box include a nice, solid build, amazingly clear screen, durable, cool multi-tasking capabilities, awesome camera, tight integration with Google enabling easy production of google hangouts. Some of the features/specs of the Galaxy Tab 3 include:
- Handy 7″ or 8″ “mini” models
- 1.5 GB RAM and 16 GB internal memory
- Expandable via MicroSD card
- Android Jelly Bean
- 5MP rear camera + 1.3 MP front camera