Best of the Blogs, 22 April 2014

By on 22 April, 2014

Game of Thrones Westeros Map

Game of Thrones fans are no doubt on the edge of their seats as the fourth season of the popular series is now airing. Why not further your knowledge of the geography of Westeros with these interactive Game of Thrones maps, courtesy of Google Maps Mania?

 

In more sombre mapping news, Google Maps Mania also highlights this trip-planning map for Melbourne and surrounds that highlights the accident black spots along suggested routes, including the number of accidents at each spot, so that you can plan a safer route when travelling.

 

The Moscow times is reporting on the second GLONASS outage this month.

 

GeoSpatial World reports on the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, KM Ramesh, along with a team of researchers, who has built a miniature remote controlled vehicle for precision agriculture that costs only US$330.

 

Researchers from Oxford University and University College London have created an interactive map of human genetic history, which allows you to trace the ancient history of your lineage. Rather interesting, indeed.

 

With spatial playing a huge role in the ‘internet of things’, readers should find this post on the ever-interesting O’Reilly Radar, which talks of the need for standards behind it – an ‘open internet of things.’

 

GIS Lounge has the first images from the recently launched Sentinel-1A satellite. Although not yet in operational orbit, the very first sample images collected from Sentinel-1A were focused over Brussel Belgium.

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