Here's the recent geonews that haven't made it into an individual story in batch mode.
From the open source / open data front:
- While we mentioned it indirectly in the past, we never specifically mentioned the existence of OpenCycleMap.org, based, of course, on OpenStreetMap
- The "open" MapQuest maps now support worldwide pedestrian and bicycle routing along with transit routes
- An article in Scientific American is using OpenStreetMap data to map the local 'food desert'
- The OpenGeo Suite Enterprise Edition 2.4.0 has been released
From the ESRI front:
- A third entry on useful ArcGIS Explorer add-ins III
In the everything-else category:
- GeoCurrents offers an informative serie of entries on Libyan maps: Libya’s Tribal Divisions and the Nation-State, Libya’s Geographical Divisions and the Challenge to National Unity, Libya’s Fezzan: A Bulwark of the Gaddafi Regime
, Gaddafi’s Saharan Farming Schemes and Libyan Agricultural Hexagons. On the same topic, TMR shares an entry on the Libya Crisis Map
- Rememer that GPS positioning in the U.S. is in danger because of LightSquared? APB shares a followup including the mention of the 'Coalition to Save Our GPS'
- Following the earthquake in New Zealand, there's fresh imagery of Christchurch
- Google and Microsoft have teamed together to sue a patent troll who sued 397 companies over a geotagging patent
- Microsoft offers an entry on modular design and client side clustering with Bing Maps V7
- O'Reilly offers an article on location privacy named Privacy law needs a reboot
- A followup on a previous story, Slashdot discusses a student suing the FBI for planting a GPS tracker on his car. On this topic, SpatialLaw offers an entry named Government's Use of Tracking Technology: More Than A Constitutional Issue?
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- TMR links to a review of Casio's geotagging camera
- APB mentions that Turtles Use Earth’s Magnetic Field to Determine Longitude
- In a perspective entry, SS asks Is it time for an impartial auditing board on spatial data accuracy?
In the maps category: