Here's the recent geonews in batch mode. Some of those news seem important enough to deserve their own entries, but I dare share them in a single one. Yes, that's another unusually long post. Normal posting frequency should resume next February!
From the open source / open data front:
From the Esri front:
From the Google front:
From the Microsoft front:
In the miscellaneous category:
Slashdot discussed a few geospatial-related stories:
Don't you wish you were a student again, Put On Your 3D Glasses — Class Is About To Start
Not the first time we hear such news (from any OS phone), HTC Android Backdoor Leaks Private User Data, including GPS locations
US Military Seeks Non-Cooperative Biometric Tracking Technology
A story named California Governor Vetoes Ban On Warrantless Phone Searches, including GPS logs
An on the same theme, a Senator Goes After 'Brazen' OnStar Privacy Shift
With a search, you'll find plenty of similar stories, German Researchers Crack Mifare RFID Encryption, in other words, RFID can be of great use, but can't be considered secure
There's also a story about using stereo-vision mapping to visualize the oldest submerged city
In the maps category:
In the coming days, I'll be at Géomatique 2011, the major geospatial event in the province of Québec. Slashgeo is a media partner of the event.