Best of the Blogs 30 July 2013

By on 30 July, 2013

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Jonathan Crowe has an interesting take on the classic subway map, by Max Roberts, which lays out the stops in a series of concentric circles. I quite like the layout. What do you think?

 

Gisn8 has a great video by minute earth that searches for the hottest place on earth.

 

Google Maps Mania points is to a new online tool launched by the Regional Australia Institute that allows a user to explore regional economic assessments around Australia’s 560 LGA and 55 Regional Development Australia regions.

 

Inside GNSS talks of the US Federal Aviation Administration’s congressional mandate to integrate unmanned aerial vehicles into the US airspace being slowed by privacy concerns.

 

The Guardian has an article examining some satellite images over North Korea, which seem to show that construction on a rocket site seems to have halted.

 

The UK’s Berwick Advertiser (yes, we trawl far and wide for the Best of Blogs links) has an article on a farm that is using GPS collars to track cattle in real time, to better understand the way they affect the delicate vegetation ecosystems that they live on.

 

And, in similar news to our news piece about Fire & Rescue NSW getting a new GPS despatch system, Geospatial World is reporting on a new 3D thermal mapping system, developed by Californian engineering grad students, that can be used by fire fighting robots. And I think that’s pretty cool.

 

Open Geo has a post outlining a very simple way to create a DIY heat map, based on a text search for keywords. The example uses geographic names, and it was inspired by a map that searched Yelp! reviews, so get creative!

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