Best of the Blogs, 15 May 2011

By on 17 May, 2011
For GIS Lounge have a piece focussing on the history of GIS, with a couple of different links to sites outlining some of the most important events.
Very Spatial have an interesting piece on the use of spatial technologies in not only mapping fish, but also in studying their intelligence.
Geospatial Science and Technology Policy have a highlight showing Google’s Eric Schmidt’s thoughts on the mobile phone tracking fiasco.
Spatial Sustain point us to a piece in the New York Times that talks about the gold rush underway in the Yukon. He provides us spatial-nerds with a further link that talks a bit more about the use of spatial technologies in the race for claims.
If you have some time to spare, O’reilly radar has a 40 minute video outlining the impact that future technologies will have on the workplace.
The Google Earth Blog have a post outlining new Lidar data that shows 22,000 Carolina Bays. The bays are currently being investigated as evidence of a cosmic impact having struck Michigan, in turn creating Saginaw Bay.
And finally, The Map Room have a post that points us to Wired’s article about creating a 3D map on a tremendous scale: one of the early universe.

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