Category Archives: Technology

Map Maker for carto-masochists, part 1

Why make data created of the third world (and likely by individuals in the third world) a for-sale product for a first world company? Continue reading

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Back to the New Normal

It’s been a while since I last posted to the ol’ Blog. After I returned from the DevSummit in March, my free time dwindled down to nothing. The end of the spring semester has been a whirlwind of activity; developing … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the ESRI DevSummit

I’m back from the sixth ESRI DevSummit. It was a great event full of informative sessions, socializing and networking. This was one of the first conferences in a while where I did not participate more than simply attending. The DevSummit … Continue reading

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March Madness

Back in January, I had every intention of updating this weekly, but once the semester starts, all bets were off. It’s been a crazy few weeks, juggling several research projects, two classes and compiling everything needed for my recontracting at … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the start of the Spring Semester

Today marks the beginning of the Spring Semester. For many students, this will be their last semester at Rowan University. For me, I’ll be teaching GIS II, which is mostly upperclassmen, and Intro to Mapping and GIS, which is more … Continue reading

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2cm Photography of the Ongoing Flooding in Queensland

NearMap has released an interactive map showing the imagery acquired this week of the flooding around Brisbane. 2cm imagery, less than a week old, available around the world through the internet. Pretty soon, laughing about how some fools think the … Continue reading

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Repetitive tasks are what computers do best.

Python is worlds apart from VB in all the right ways. Continue reading

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MAC URISA and posts from the conference

I’ll be at MAC URISA in Atlantic City from the 4th until the 6th. On the 4th, I’ll be conducting a introductory-level workshop on Distributed GIS. On Tuesday the 5th, John Hasse and I will be at the Interactive Expo … Continue reading

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Unmoderated communities aren’t communities.

Without a fear of social repercussions for anti-social behavior, online communities without moderation often devolve into a cesspool. Take for instance InsiderPages, a hybrid yellow pages with reviews. There are countless sites like this out there, all suffering from the … Continue reading

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Location-based services may be a hard sell.

How will our location-based services be perceived by the public? Will our smart web maps be seen as black magic? Continue reading

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