Best of the Blogs 27 August 2013

By on 27 August, 2013

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Australian Geographic has a post outlining a fascinating map, which took six years to complete, and shows some of the hundreds of different Aboriginal languages that were once present in Australia.

 

In case you’ve ever wondered which of the two major parties your electorate prefers, The Age has an interactive map created by Geoplex that shows the two-party preferred vote at the 2010 election for every polling booth throughout Australia.

 

Google has now started integrating the data generated by Waze into Google Maps for Android – but not yet in Australia.

 

The City of Cockburn in Western Australia is using Google Maps to conduct an Integrated Transport Survey for its residents. It’s a great spatial twist, and a seemingly effective way to engage users, and pinpoint problems.

 

Directions Magazine has an interesting editorial on “Why Microsoft lost the way on location intelligence.”

 

Following from this, the magazine’s All Points Blog has run a post stating that Digital Globe is looking to get US Govt. approval to sell 0.25 metre imagery – it is currently restricted to selling 0.5 metre imagery, and has been for a decade.

 

Spatially Adjusted has begun to ponder on why GIS software remains just so darned complicated. Is it the nature of the product? Or our fault for accepting such workflows?

 

It’s that time of year again where tens of thousands of devotees flock to the Nevada desert to watch an effigy burn, and generally have a crazy time. In honour of the Burning Man festival, Google have now mapped out the temporary streets of Black Rock City, complete with satellite overlay of last year’s festival.

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