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Canceled NASA rocket could take passengers to space

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

The Obama Administration’s effort to offer more affordable space program than the Ares 1 which has been criticized for its magnitude and cost, may result in the reuse of the Ares 1 as a space taxi.

NASA’s so-called commercial crew program is seeking companies to build and operate space taxis to take astronauts to the International Space Station.

How about on-board navigation systems for space taxis? Could that be the next rage?

Canceled NASA Rocket Could Return as Part of Low-Cost Space Taxi The New York Times

MindHelix launches India’s first GPS-based auto-rickshaw fare meter

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

World Resources Simulation Center

Monday, January 31st, 2011

A setting that will benefit sustainable design is the World Resources Simulation Center (WRSC), a proposed immersive visualization facility where people can “see” critical trends and issues and relationships between them – plus consequences of “what if” strategies. It is expected to provide a cooperative environment for governments, business, NGOs and educators.

I met one of the people involved in this effort at the GeoDesign Summit. The facility is not yet built, but they are actively seeking partners, expertise and investment for the project.

www.wrsc.org

Local mobile and social media news

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Among these news tidbits from the past week are some reports on the downside of mobile devices and restaurants recognizing the power of social media:

 

Rising Numbers of Mobile Devices Pose Security Threat: Experts at Amity                                    January 17, 2011, Business Standard

 

Interfering With Flight? Christina Negroni, January 17, 2011, The New York Times

 

Restaurants Reach Out to Customers With Social Media Elizabeth Olson, January 20, 2011, The New York Times

 

 

Daratech study reports 10.3% rise in Geospatial software and services revenue

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

A just released Daratech study reported that sales of GIS/Geospatial software, services and data grew 10.3% to US$4.4 billion in 201o.

The forecast for the coming year is that  GIS/Geospatial sales will grow more than 8.3% to almost US$5 billion, according to Daratech’s CEO Charles Foundyller. He attributes the growth to the popularity of Google Earth and consumer navigation systems such as TomTom, linking business and consumer data with geo-enabled apps. This will become the norm, he says.

New American FactFinder from U.S. Census makes 2010 Census data easier to access

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

A new American FactFinder from the U.S. Census Bureau is said to make online access to 2010 Census data — and many more statistics — easier than ever.

According to press materials, “The new American FactFinder offers a fresh look, new tools and easier access to a wide range of Census Bureau statistics. Online today, you will find population estimates for 2008 and earlier years and findings from the 2000 Census. When fully implemented, the new FactFinder is projected to have about 250 billion data cells in more than 40,000 tables. “

Number of global users of telematics smartphone apps on the rise

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

ABI Research forecasts that the number of global users of telematics smartphone applications will increase from 3.2 million in 2011 to 129 million in 2016, with North America as the dominant region.

-ABI Research

Latest updates of Queensland flooding on radar

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Radar of worst flooding areas in Queensland, The Weather Channel

Philippines Yellow Pages offers GIS to advertisers

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

The Directories Philippines Corporation (DPC) Yellow Pages (YP) links consumers to the best foreign and local enterprises (through the print directory and its online version at www.eyp.ph), according to press materials.

A free call center service, the YP Assist, is offered to advertisers with every minimum advertising placement. Other value-added services that DPC Yellow Pages are offering its advertisers for free include DPC Geographical Information System (GIS).

The DPC GIS is a mapping software that combines business and market information with the Philippine map and the latest data from the National Statistics Office.

Safe Software’s FME 2011 release offers point cloud support and more.

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

One of the main enhancements of Safe Software’s FME 2011 release (released today) is new functionality for manipulating point cloud data. Many people must deal with lidar point cloud data as part of their daily work, and they don’t know how to manage it. It’s awkward to deal with because it’s in huge data volumes.

 

Other features of the new release: during the authoring phase users can inspect the data. Historically you had to wait for the authoring to be over and then you could look at all the data at various stages. Now the whole authoring stage is interactive so now rather than make it batch as it was before, when authoring workbench scripts you can stop the transformation process to examine the current state of the data.

 

There is also new database support, and the ability to inspect point clouds.

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“No matter what the data interoperability challenge, FME 2011 delivers extraordinary new data transformation powers to help users unleash their inner Spatial Superhero.”

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