Archive for February, 2012

Google Ancient Places: Exploring the Geography of Ancient Places in Text.

Now, this is really cool. I’d like to get into more historical geography and get into old data.

In my undergrad days, I learned a lot about cliometrics. It’s pretty interesting stuff about getting old data and runningĀ  statistical analyses on data (almost proto-data) before people had tools to work with.


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FCC bans LightSquared over GPS interference – Feb. 15, 2012.

I forgot to post this a few days ago. I’m very relieved that the FCC came to their senses. Using those frequencies would have been a bad idea.

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Open Source GIS platforms

It seems like everyday there is a new release of another GIS open-source program/library. I personally use MAPWINDOW and I’ve liked it for about 2 years now. But there is another I just heard about, TILEMILL, that seems to have pretty advanced functions: raster and vector utilities, web mapping with javascript. This might be my new project to get onboard with.

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