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Best of the Blogs 20 March 2012

  An interesting use of UAVs/drones comes courtesy of SpatialSustain this week, where they claim that BitTorrent site, The Pirate Bay, will use GPS-controlled drones in which to house their servers. The drones will float a few kilometres up in the air, thus evading law enforcement. Incredible.   ArcTechnica has an interesting piece on the way that […]

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Best of the Blogs 28 February 2012

  Australian Geographic have a great piece about mapping Australia’s ocean floors, including how we’ve mapped them, what has been discovered, and what is needed.   Directions magazine have a great post that aims to teach you ‘Ten things you need to know about open source geospatial software.’   The Age have a story on […]

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Best of the Blogs 21/2/12

  The unofficial Google Earth Blog have some examples of Google’s SketchUp renderings (as shown above) that are simply stunning. The photo-realistic pieces really have to be seen to be believed. They give some hint of the level of detail and quality that Google Maps 3D will someday achieve. Do take a look.   Spatial […]

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Best of the Blogs 14 February 2012

  As it’s Valentine’s Day today (as I write this), I thought it at least somewhat appropriate that I mention this post by Mapoholic that draws attention to a piece of software called Geocart, which provides tools for preparing vector and raster maps in a huge variety of map projections, including one called ‘Heart.’   […]

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CSIRO researchers map beach rubbish

To better understand the causes of water pollution and protect the environment, researchers at the CSIRO are logging barcodes found on marine waste, in order to track their origins. In December of last year, a group of scientists visited Manly’s Shelly Beach as part of a survey of marine debris along the 35,000km Australian coast. […]

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Best of the Blogs

  irevolution has a good post examining the recent Google Map Maker and World Bank collaboration that is stated as “empowering citizen cartographers”. The devil, of course, is in the details. Read on for a great examination of exploitative crowdsourcing.   After the recent Lightsquared debacle beginning to draw to a close (Spoiler: GPS won), […]

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Best of the Blogs 17/1/2012

  PC World has an interesting post on a new collaborative, gamified ocean mapping project called TheBlu. It hopes to map all of the ocean, but currently there are only a few spots (including the Great Barrier Reef). It’s interesting because “a collaborative art project, and ambitious plan to map out the world's oceans, and […]

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Eye in the sky on whales in WA

  An unmanned aircraft is being used in a trial in Western Australia to see if it is an effective weapon in the fight to monitor and conserve marine mammals. Murdoch University’s Amanda Hodgson, funded by the Australian Marine Mammal Centre to the tune of over $400,000, has enlisted the help of Insitu Pacific and […]

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