June 17, 2011

New data-portal and georabble

Posted by josediacono @ 10:32 am under Uncategorized

The City of Baltimore has made  a really usable and welcoming portal for open government data – especially if you are interested in parking fines, violations and repeat offenders.

 

We had a talk at Georabble last night about these from Lach McCabe : Using geo to reveal the story at the Sydney Morning Herald. He is using something called Google refine to cleanse his data. I’d not come across this before and its worth a look.

Standout presentation for me was Jacqui Kennedy : In Their Honour – Mapping our Anzacs – showing where all our servicemen and women are buried and linking to their records. This was because she told us the story behind this competition winning mashup – how her four uncles headed off to fight for king and country in the first world war and how the debacle at Anzac Cove was due to woeful maps which didn’t even have contours to show the steep slopes and ravines. When I was 15 I went on an exchange to Corbie in France and we visited the VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL cemetery. It was a very moving experience even for a self absorbed teenager.

July 31, 2010

The Art of “Goography”

Posted by josediacono @ 9:14 am under Uncategorized

View the moon and planets too on Google Earth

Alan Noble wrote The Art of “Goography” using Google to teach Geography for Victorian Geography teachers but its links to other “how to” instructions make it a good starting point to anyone getting into Google mashups

January 27, 2010

Google goes off road

Posted by josediacono @ 10:19 am under Uncategorized

Thanks to Ross Johnson, who sends keeps me up to date with industry news.

Google is unleashing an army of cyclists to capture images off the beaten track
and in pedestrian-only locations. Sydney Morning Herald Article

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