Best of the Blogs 28 October 2014

By on 28 October, 2014

geographic carpet

IT World has run a story on Austin’s airport using indoor location (via WiFi) to help its patrons better gauge how long they’ll be stuck waiting in security lines.

 

Geospatial World talks of how geospatial tech is helping the fight against the Ebola epidemic.

 

GIM International has published a wrap-up of Intergeo 2014, recently held over three days in Berlin.

Interestingly, they also have news of a company developing solar panels for use on UAVs, claiming that they can increase the flight time by more than four times – allowing all-day flights.

 

GeoLounge has a few great posts this week, too, including a company that is turning your favourite locale into an attractive carpet. The colour palette over Africa is particularly attractive, but the geometric shapes of the farming districts in The Netherlands also hold appeal. Where would you want turned into your new floor covering?

They also outline five books suitable for encouraging youngins into your preferred profession, with the post ‘Five Books about Maps for Young Children.’

 

It’s all about the double-ups this week, with another back-to-back hit of spatial goodness coming from Wired, too: specifically, a video shot from a UAV flying very close to an erupting Icelandic volcano (really cool stuff), and a book compiling the ‘greatest maps in history.’

 

And, to round off this week, GeoRabble has announced its Sydney Xmas party. Always a good night at a GeoRabble.

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