Here's the recent geonews in batch mode. With FOSS4G next week, I expect exciting news soon!
On the open source / open data front:
- OpenStreetMap's State of the Map ended, here's an outsider overview, keywords: growing and healthy
- It's been a while since we mentioned that one, New MapProxy 1.6.0 released, a reminder, "It caches, accelerates and transforms data from existing map services and serves any desktop or web GIS client"
- Paul shows us Census Mapping Made Easy with open software
On the Esri front:
- Esri added Landscape Layers to ArcGIS, "over 60 layers are available at your fingertips as input to geoprocessing models and for the creation of beautiful and informative interactive web maps"
- Here's for next Tuesday, Check Out What’s Coming in ArcGIS Online
On the Google front:
- The GEB shares More great Google Earth resources for teachers
- Google invites us to Explore the Galapagos’ biodiversity with Street View, and why not boats, Kurt shares the R/V Falkor in Street View and still on the same topic, Updated Street View imagery of tsunami-affected areas of northeastern Japan, including the exclusion zone
- Same old story still making the news, Court Declares Google Must Face Wiretap Charges For Wi-Fi Snooping when collecting data for StreetView
- In the trivia category, Court Orders Retrial In Google Maps-Related Murder Case
- Nice to look at, Tri-bridges around the world, three-way bridges
In the everything-else category:
- Bing Maps got a major imagery update, 13 Million Square Kilometers of Imagery, or 315.92 terabytes
- Here's a beautiful 4-minutes video on the last 50 years of the satellite industry made by DigitalGlobe
- Amazon improves its geo offerings with a New Geo Library for Amazon DynamoDB, allowing a basic set of spatial queries
- Another way Apple Maps will improve, Apple Working to Leverage New 'M7' Motion-Sensing Chip for Mapping Improvements
- Wired reviews the book The Lost Art of Finding Our Way by Harvard's John Edward Huth
- An OGC entry named Smart Cities Depend on Smart Location Communication
- Efforts mentioned before, 3 million data points collected by Safecast to warn Japan about radiation
- Yes, the NSA knows where you've been, NSA Can Spy On Data From Smart Phones, Including Blackberry
- Geoff has an entry on the successful use of satellite imagery to reduce illegal deforestation in Brazil
- On GhettoTracker and segregation through geospatial knowledge, Could Technology Create Modern-Day 'Leper Colonies'?
- When geospatial apps goes too far, New Smartphone Tech To Alert Pedestrians: 'You Are About To Be Hit By a Car', this other app might be more useful: Dangerous Neighbourhood? Kovert App Will Navigate With Vibration From Your Pocket
- In the maps category, Wired offers links and maps on The Geography of American Agriculture