Best of the Blogs 8 May 2012

By on 8 May, 2012
The ever-interesting O’Reilly Radar has a great piece on the history of data journalism. If you don’t know what it is, it’s worth a look, but even if you do, you should take a look anyway, as the practice is works hand-in-hand with geospatial data.
GIS Café has an overview of GeoEye’s public hostile proposal to acquire DigitalGlobe last week, as well as DigitalGlobe’s rejection of the proposal over the weekend. is reporting on a Slashdot story that states that the US is in danger of losing its Earth Observation satellite capability, due to continuing budget cuts to NASA, NOAA, and USGS.
Google Maps mania directs us to a recent map that uses tweets to examin the level of swearing seen across London. There are a few interesting conclusions drawn from the map, but – above all – it’s another fascinating geospatial study made possible by social media.
GPS World take a look at the United Nations 5-10 year vision on geospatial information management, which started to be developed at the inaugural meeting of the Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (GGIM), held in Korea in October 2011.
IT News has an overview of the NSW government’s shared services review, which will establish a whole-of-government catalogue of business applications, email, productivity and IT infrastructure services under a three-year ICT strategy.

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