An interesting new product out of this New-Jersey based company. The idea is to track most if not all of the new major residential developments in the country to offer a very up to the minute, clean database… here’s what they say – When you consider that there are approximately 7,000 new housing developments constructed a year yielding over 45,000 new streets, the intelligence of a clean database of new street data is immeasurable – see more here or check em out at www.nsdmaps.com
Archives for July 2008
There’s no doubt that iPhone 3G is going to [or has already] stimulate mobile map usage in North America. Interesting that I found this recent quote... “It surely won`t be long before Apple`s iPhone line up is the leading device for mobile maps usage. Just you wait and see.” An aggressive projection, however, keep in mind that the World is a big place and there’s many mobile users outside of North America… most of then not using iPhone. To say that iPhone will soon pass Nokia in this space is shortsighted to say the least. iPhone to dominate in this place soon… don’t be foolish!
test from ping mobile
Just announced, the 2008 Mobile Government Grant Program http://ping.fm/EMHmf
Just announced, the 2008 Mobile Government Grant Program http://ping.fm/EMHmf – details – Projects must demonstrate how GIS is a mission-critical technology in delivering government services as well as how mobile GIS solutions will result in increased efficiencies and/or effectiveness in daily efforts. See more
Reader Steve of Middlesex University has shared details of an interesting event with me and I’m glad to pass along details to you. Save the date, Sept 1-4 at Aberdeen University
The event will feature presentations and hands-on workshop by Paul Hardy of ESRI Europe on the latest cartographic features of ArcGIS 9. Other presentations to be enjoyed include ones on changing coastlines, 3D panoramas, kayak mapping, and cycle mapping – with presenters including Tom Patterson (US National Parks Service), Ed Parsons (Google), and Professor Danny Dorling (University of Sheffield). The Programme includes many interesting topics, workshops and networking opportunities and much more, all for a reasonable fee. More info and online registration available at: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cartographers08/
A colleague contacted me in search of someone to help and advise on automated collection and processing of new street location data (vector and imagery) – interested? Contact me (glenn at gisuser dot com) for more information and I’ll put you in touch with the company directly
Oh those travel tales… they just get better all the time! Here’s a story about a trip that a colleague of mine experienced this past week-end, he describes it as his nightmare outline (for the 2008 record book):
– 10 hours in the air yesterday
– hour circling JFK (3pm-4pm)
– hour flying to Syracuse (4pm-5pm)
– Stuck on airport runway, waiting (5pm-9pm) Just when you thought it was getting ridiculous, they made them sit on the runway in Syracuse for something like SIX hours. Nobody could get off the plane.
– Flew to JFK last night (9pm-10pm), keep in mind they’re pushing 18 hours on-board or something. All JFK flights were finished.
– Then spent FOUR MORE HOURS in line (10pm-2am), trying to arrange alternate transpo. – When he finally got the counter, they told him the next flight would be at NOON TODAY (Monday). Four hours for ridiculous news like that.
– explaining that they’re making everyone sit there until noon.
– Then as of 4:30am EST, taking a cab to Penn Station to (at least try to) finish off the trip with a three hour train ride to BWI.
– Total nightmare, over 29 straight hours stuck in either a plane, cab, train, or waiting area—all as a result of airport delays/problems, etc. A new record, at least for 2008!
Here’s a handy tip for the lucky few of you that are running around with a Nokia N810 Internet Tablet… man I gotta get me one of these… if I did it would definitely be THE travel workhorse that I need, imagine, no more lugging around the notebook. If you have a tablet and want a fine app to Tweet or Jaiku then check out Mauku – See http://mauku.henrikhedberg.com/
For more advice on apps to run on your tablet or info on topics like Android running on the tablet, the Maemo environment, Diablo, and more, see http://www.maemoapps.com/
From the cool GeoWeb event taking place in Vancouver this week, the organizers have generously archived recordings of some of the presentations… enjoy…
Ron Lake Introduces Michael Jones, Google
See all the vids at http://www.youtube.com/user/geowebconference