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Finalists for the 2009 Be Inspired

I’ve been invited to cover the Charlotte event, which awards prizes to the most significant innovation projects for the 2009, formerly known as Be Awards, now Be Inspired. This will take place from October 12th to 14th. From the 17 Categories, it interests me the Cadastre and Territorial Development, for which already have been appointed as finalists: 1.Caceres’ GIS in ...

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Downloading Google Earth’s street maps

As far as we now, there is no program (not yet) that can download Google Earth’s streets in vector format. Although this task can be done using Open Street Maps; what a pity! it doesn’t exist all the cities in this software. But if someone is interested in Google Earth’s streets; the solution would be first, downloading them like images, ...

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… Where are you, my friend? …

There are no many answers: Travelling. We chose almost everything what we do, although I think many things aren’t more complicated because of lack of time. It’s gratifying to see how municipalities can achieve interesting results with effort and a small push in managing the territory. And we have the same feeling when we see that, young people who started ...

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Google Earth improves the way to notice its upgrade

Every two months or so Google Earth has been updating its images, but the way of notifying has been only mentioning the country, the nearest city, and even a couple of times it said the upgrade in this regard: Look, we have updated images, but truly we don’t really remember where, so review on their own where the lightning was… ...

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Touche Google Maps Extractor

A few years ago Google began mapping business; in that project Google was even paying $ 10 for every business to be georeferenced. Now they have a base that can be deployed both in Google Maps and Google Earth. Now imagine that there is an application that, with only giving a location and a radio distance can extract for us ...

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List of Software I reviewed

I spoke recently about what means in statistics to talk about software, specifically 11 programs which represents 50% of the visitors coming by keyword visits. It is difficult to give recommendations of which software is better, because it depends on the context (and the money) conditions, the more I can aspire is to write and give my impressions; to enable ...

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How much is the software in this blog

More than two years writing about technology issues crazy, usually software and applications. Today I want to take to make an analysis of what it means to speak of software in the hope of forming an opinion, to highlight strengths and how they respond to income and words as Internet traffic generation. Software entries that involve it visits that involve ...

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How to know how many people are on a march?

How to know many people are on a march … We had 50,000 people there …I never saw so many people … We are 300.000 Well, well, let’s take some basic lessons to this, using tools of common sense so we have fun while passing the political crisis. This is an example where the central square was full, I tried ...

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Approximately 10 loose sentences of the Cup crisis

TRANSLATION NOTES: Please read some comments at the end of this post. … After giving me two pinches in my arm, I finally accepted I was not dreaming. … If Honduras denounced the OEA document with immediate effect, and the OEA expelled Honduras, does Zelaya is left in the air? … So many Nicaraguans and Venezuelans in the cities, they’re ...

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GIS software – described in 1000 words

The recent month of May, it was released version 1.2 of this brief but admirable document that with that name seems to scoff at how complicated it is the software for managing spatial data. It is written by Stefan Steiniger and Robert Weibel of Calgary University in California and Zurich University respectively. At the end give credits to secondary sources. ...

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Further details from Houston

TRANSLATION NOTES: Please read some comments at the end of this post. The difference in this trip is that aside from the training I have taken several days to change my vacation period, this gives me time to visit a Google Earth’s friend, who lives near the site of what was Compaq, now HP. Here is something that the wind ...

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Display a georeferenced image in Google Earth

TRANSLATION NOTES: Please read some comments at the end of this post. Let’s suppose I want to show in a georeferenced way an image available on a website. I had already spoken of this before, but in this case I would like to project a map that is not on my hard drive but online. This is the case of ...

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Where to find maps in vector format

Find maps in vector format of a given country could be the urgency of many. Reading Gabriel Ortiz forum I found this link which is interesting because it not only provides maps in .shp format but in kml, grid and mdb. It’s gData, a service promoted by the International Rice Research Institute, is free and seems to have information from ...

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3 blogs and 8 egeomates on the fly

I’ll be by Houston attending training and at the same time I’ll be resting from this world’s pressures whose kml format seems to lose its simplicity. The month brings much appreciated birthdays, first it will be two years of hardly geosmoking, and so it goes … this month will goes on travelling I recommend 3 blogs that surely will have ...

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Virtual Earth, image update April 2009

Virtual Earth is upgrading at a more accelerated rate than Google Earth, just in the March’s month they upload 21 TB and in April they have posted another large amount of data with the peculiarity that many of them are of our Hispanic environment. At this rate it could reach Google Earth soon, because this is one of the disadvantages ...

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Problem 1: Acer Aspire One: the audio is locked

Some time ago I’m using a Netbook, because of my constant travels I have decided to try getting rid of my HP Pavilion and do heavy work on the office machine. My back enjoys it, my eyes not always. Programms: For the GB of RAM it has; now for me it’s enough with lightweight applications I didn’t installed on it ...

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Earthquakes in Google Earth

A few days ago I spoke of the tectonic plates that USGS has prepared for display in a simple kml file of 107 k, and with this we must be acknowledged that Google Earth has changed our lives for what it’s possible seeing with the simple intuition of those who are not experts in the topic. This earthquakes layer can ...

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