Here's the recent geonews in batch mode, covering almost two weeks worth of geonews. I'm voluntarily leaving Esri-related geonews out for an upcoming entry specifically on their user conference.
On the open source front:
- Geomajas 1.9.0 has been released, along with 10 plugins (2 of them new) – here's what is Geomajas
- Here's instructions to load OpenStreetMap data in QGIS
- Here's a comparison of browser windows of QGIS and MapInfo 11
- We mentioned quite a few times the OpenLayers 2.10 Beginner's Guide, and here's another review of it
On the Google front:
- Google mentions Historypin now being available worldwide, in which historical photographs are overlayed on Google's StreetView or directly pinned in Google Maps
- Google shared an entry on using Street View to digitally archive Japan’s disaster zones
- Here's tutorial and documentation on the Google Places API
- Here's an entry on Google Map Maker in Pakistan
- Here's the world's longest bridge over water, now open and in Google Earth
- In the trivia category, Slashdot discussed Tilting Bike Uses Google Maps To Simulate Routes
On the Microsoft front:
- Bing Maps got a new user interface (screenshots included)
In the miscellaneous category:
- The FGT blog offers a long and informative update on LightSquared jeopardizing GPS signals in the U.S.
- The FGT blog also mentions the 'Earth Survey Plugin' showing National Geodetic Survey control points near a specific area and much more
- Two weeks ago VerySpatial shared an interesting entry named Cloud Computing Speeds Up And Simplifies the Adoption of Spatial Technology
- The Map Room recommends an old 2009 article named Global Impositioning Systems: Is GPS technology actually harming our sense of direction?
- APB mentions Locata, a company offering high-accuracy radio-location technology for where GPS isn't available
- MapTogether links to a The Economist article on gerrymandering and election boundaries in the U.S.
- Ogle Earth informs us that India eased its remote sensing data policy to allow resolutions of up to 1 meter
- Slashdot discussed the story named Geocaching Shuts Down British Town, because of a bomb scare
- The venerable ERS-2 launched in 1995 is getting retired
In the maps category:
- Ogle Earth has an entry on the recently-born South Sudan and its maps and geography
- Slashdot discussed a story named Construction of ESA Galaxy Mapping Satellite Completed
- Here's an entry on mapping the world's sea turtles