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Here's the return of the Friday geonews in batch mode. This includes news for the last two weeks.
On the FOSS4G/Open data front, while we did mention the release of QGIS 1.5, a system glitch did not send the daily newsletter that day. Related, there new extensive QGIS training documents named "GIS Basics with Quantum GIS".
If you're amongst the many that have to deal with dxf files from time to time, the OGR (GDAL) DXF driver is being upgraded.
Via the OSGeo list, I learned about the open source software that transforms ArcMap projects to SLD documents, named ArcMap2SLD.
We mentioned KDE's Marble virtual globe before, it has been recently updated to version 0.10.0.
In other geonews, Autodesk released a new version of LandXplorer. Geoff also shared an entry named Quantifying the Business Benefits of Open Geospatial Standards.
Here's an insightful entry on why GPS voices are annoying.
Good news in space, the CARTOSAT-2B satellite is now sending high quality imagery.
Here's how to use Google Location Databases for doing evil.
And the funny discovery that the most common reason for in-car arguments are directions.
In the maps category, here's an entry on experts malaria map. I also like Vector One's idea of classifying land use by capability. Here's a discussion on Border Delineation and Desiccation in Lake Chad. Here's an image of the space objects circling the Earth. Here's a discussion on light pollution map.
Here's an interesting map of Human Development Index Along the U.S.-Mexico Border and another one Mapping U.S. State Debt.
I'm not entirely done catching up, expect more geonews next week.