Best of the Blogs 13 November 2012

By on 13 November, 2012
The unofficial Google Earth Blog has all the details on the massive Google Mars update, made possible by new satellite imagery from the NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Go check it out:
GIS Lounge has a post outlining some of the ways that people can learn GIS for free. A great resource for anyone new to the field or for anyone looking to brush up their skills.
The Register has a story on the CSIRO’s recent partnership with Google. According to the article, "Google is teaming up with CSIRO via its Google Earth Outreach Program to put cloud-based satellite image analysis in front of earth sciences researchers."
Smart Blogs has a map of Obama’s recent presidential re-election, showing the different ways that the states voted, and draws ten conclusions about the victory from it.
And, speaking of the US election (last time, I promise), have you ever wondered why the Republicans are red, and the Democrats blue? Perhaps you didn’t know that this only started in the year 2000, and – in fact – back in 1976, the colours were the other way around.
Google Maps Mania talks of a webmap that shows users which of the top 250 films of all time (according to IMDB) were shot near where they live (or wherever they choose to look). Great for curious film buffs.
SlashGeo draws our attention to a discussion on both SlashDot and MacRumours, centred around Google’s doubts that Apple will approve its Google Maps app. Follow the link for their reasoning. I smell a conspiracy.

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