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OGC Spatial Data Quality Survey Released

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Vector One provides a followup the OGC survey on spatial data quality, mentioned last year.

The results of the survey can be found here [pdf]. From V1’s entry: “– Smaller companies (less than 20 people) are most keenly interested in data quality, followed by large companies. Medium sized are last.

– Spatial data quality impacts 46% of projects currently with end-user’s feeling most impacted.

– People want consistent results.

– 80% of people store data digitally (but 20% are still on paper).”

IP Addresses Geolocation

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APB links to a Wall Street Journal article on IP addresses geolocation. See also these two previous stories.

From the article: “Still, geolocation technology won’t pinpoint Web visitors’ locations beyond the city level, which won’t satisfy advertisers seeking to target potential customers by neighborhood or street. “That might be the next forefront people might try to push toward,” says Dane Walther, director of custom engineering at Cambridge, Mass.-based Akamai Technologies Inc., which has a geolocation product. “There’s certainly interest from marketers, who always want to get as detailed, as local as they can.”
[…] Marie Alexander, Quova’s chief executive, says one manufacturer told her that it has found a transaction to be fraudulent in 73% of cases where the state in the credit-card billing address doesn’t match the state associated with the IP address. “It’s a huge savings to pull those [transactions] out,” she says.

4th gvSIG Conference – Registration Period is Open

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News Office. gvSIG Project writes “Opened the registration period for the 4th gvSIG Conference, organized by the Regional Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport (CIT). They will be celebrated from 3rd to 5th December 2008 in the Valencia Conference Centre, and the Open Geospatial Consortium Meeting (1st to 5th December) and the Eclipse Day (2nd December) event will be celebrated at the same time. Registrations are free of cost (limited capacity) and must be done through the application form on the Conference web page (http://www.jornadasgvsig.gva.es/ingl/boletindeins cripcion/). Registration requests made by e-mail, telephone or fax will not be attended.

Once the registration is done you will immediatelly receive a confirmation code. Please, keep this code for later consultations or for update the registration data.

At the end of the conferences the participants, including present public, will receive an Participation Certificate.”

Review of the Major Developments from Three Location-Based Services Conferences

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DM shares an article named “Location is the Ultimate Context: A Review of the Major Developments from Three LBS Conferences in San Francisco“.

From the article: “There’s
never been a time when I’ve heard as many tangible enterprise and
consumer values expressed in solid business cases using location to
create profit and better quality of life. From all three events, NAVTEQ
Connections
, SiRF Location
2.0 Summit
and CTIA’s Wireless
and Entertainment Conference
, came predictions that location
technology, for use in both enterprise and consumer mobile
applications, will be embedded and standard in every device delivered
to the market. From operating systems to handsets, location as a key
contextual element will be essential. As Darren Koenig, LBS director
for Tele Atlas, stated: “Location is the ultimate context.” Finally,
all parts of the mobile technology ecosystem are realizing the same
thing.

[old geonews] QGIS 0.11.0 & GeoJSON 1.0 Released and GeoTools Graduates

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A short note on old summer geonews (while I was away) which were not yet featured on the site. First the release of QGIS 0.11.0, GeoJSON 1.0 and the graduation of GeoTools as full fledge OSGeo project. See also related stories. Not directly related, FOSS4G 2008 is going on this week. We’ll share the best summaries we’ll find.