Tag Archives: GIS

Please Rob Me: What’s the big deal?

There’s been a flurry of posts across the web about Please Rob Me, a site that aggregates check-ins on sites like FourSquare, illustrating the fact that we’ve known all along: people are willing to release more information than they realize. … Continue reading

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Student Experiences with OpenStreetMap

This semester, I integrated OpenStreetMap into my GIS II class by requiring students to research an area on OSM that lacked detail and update the map. OSM is a great real-world demonstration of some of the GIS principles we’re discussing … Continue reading

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God help us.

GIS for Dummies has been released. Aren’t there already too many people abusing GIS? Doesn’t the advanced nature of GIS preclude a “Dummies” book? I can understand Google Earth for Dummies, as that software is geared more towards general use, … Continue reading

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Wired on Open-Source Planning

Atanas sent me a link to this article on Wired about the Open Planning Project. I think the Open Planning Project is a great group and GeoServer is a cool application, however I think Wired missed the point. They quote … Continue reading

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