Best of the Blogs 29/11/11

By on 29 November, 2011
 
As Movember draws to a close, Big Think have posted a great article linking beards with cartography. As a bearded man myself, I can honestly say that beards improve your outlook on life, and that every man should try and grow one at least once in their life. Happy Movember!
 
Time Techland have a post on how a box of sand, a projector, and a DEM are helping battle wildfires in Arizona by providing better models (may thanks to Ross Johnson for showing me this!).
 
GIS Café talked to Pitney Bowes Business Insight about their new Geosk search engine, which ties location to results.
 
Mapperz tell us of a service that helps you create geo-tagged QR codes (those little boxes of squares that you can scan with your mobile phone), which includes an API for any you developers out there. It can be an easy way to give people your address on a map, for instance.
 
Vector One as the question: Is there a Future for an OpenFarmMap? (akin to OpenStreetMap), and talks of some of the benefits it may bring.
 
Very Spatial postulates on whether geographic realism is important on Christmas cards or not, i.e. keeping penguins and polar bears off of the same cards, and other faux pars.
 
All Things Spatial point us to a Coal Seam Gas exploration map made by the ABC, along with some information on the practise.
 
And that’s it for this week! Hope you had fun, I know I did. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook!

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