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Hello... I'm a geographer skilled in GIS and related technologies, I'm also the founder of several leading technology news portals including, and I'm into GIS, mapping, mobile technologies, and anything geospatial! You can also find me at: -

Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships from Finland

TweetHaven’t you always wanted to just take that flippin mobile device and just toss it as far as you can?? Well, each year in Finland you can do just that – enter the Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships. Enjoy this … Continue reading

Posted in mobile, nokia |

The Nokia N97 un-boxing video

TweetI captured this video a couple of weeks ago, but in case you missed it here it is… enjoy! A special treat as I unbox the Nokia N97 S60 smartphone (S60 5th edition). The N97 is very comfortable, has awesome … Continue reading

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Augmented Reality App for iPhone 3GS – another reason to upgrade

TweetThis is a great reason to think about upgrading to iPhone 3G S… augmented reality!! A great video showing augmented reality for searching the London Tube… amazing watching the data display over the image screen as you move about… amazing!

Posted in iphone, mobile, video |

Is Canada unlocking the GIS Data vault finally? Perhaps!

TweetFor years now, Canada (ironically, the home of GIS) has been criticized for locking up Geospatial data in government vaults, with sharing and donating data to each other being non-existent (almost) and full of red tape… {I can recall years … Continue reading

Posted in Canada |

Images from Ignite Boulder 5

TweetLast night in Boulder, CO at the Boulder theater, myself and some 740+ attendees took in another fine edition of Ignite Boulder (#IgniteBoulder 5). This was the first time at the Boulder theater for this event and indeed it delivered … Continue reading

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DigitalGlobe Prepping For Launch of WorldView-2 Satellite

TweetLongmont CO based DigitalGlobe has announced the launch date for WorldView 2 – October 6 and the place – Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. As the third satellite in DigitalGlobe‚Äôs constellation, WorldView-2 is expected to nearly double collection capabilities … Continue reading

Posted in imagery |

Some handy mobile urls for your bookmarks

TweetA few useful Mobile apps and mobile web resources via mobile friendly urls – some handy bookmarks for your mobile as you hit the road this summer – enjoy! Travel Apps MobiMate Travel app Google Mobile for S60 Facebook Mobile … Continue reading

Posted in mobile |

Firefox adds Geo-Location and rolls out Location-aware browsing

TweetIn what is being termed location-aware web browsing, Firefox is boasting location provisioning in release 3.5. The idea is that users will be asked where you are in an effort to deliver more relevant, local content to your search results. … Continue reading

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Send your Flickr Photos to Twitter via Flickr2Twitter

TweetIn a relatively quiet move, Flickr recently added Twitter integration to their service – enter Flickr2Twitter. Using the service, Flickr users can now easily “blog” their existing photo to Twitter with one click or they can send their photos directly … Continue reading

Posted in flickr, twitter |

Dell Notebooks (Mini) to have pre-installed location based services

TweetThis from Skyhook wireless as Dell prepares to start (finally) rolling out laptops with pre-installed location-provisioning. This information comes via Skyhook wireless… The Dell Wireless 700 location solution includes the hybrid GPS and Wi-Fi Positioning location engine from Skyhook Wireless … Continue reading

Posted in LBS, Wi-Fi |

Blue Marble User Group meeting at ESRIUC, San Diego

TweetAn event of interest while in San Diego at the ESRI UC… Blue Marble Geographics ( will be holding their Blue Marble User Group meeting on Tuesday, July 14th from 12:00-1:00 in Room 14A during the ESRI User Conference in … Continue reading

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webinar tip – Create and distribute geospatial data in compact, layered, readily accessible PDF files

TweetAdobe’s Acrobat User Community will be presenting a free webinar July 22 at 10am Pacific on using the new geospatial features in Acrobat 9 to communicate geospatial information and provide mapping capabilities to field workers and other users. Join Tomas … Continue reading

Posted in education, events |