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Sharing Autodesk Drawings With the Free DWG TrueView
There's another free viewing on the block... this one comes from Autodesk and it supports DWG and DXF! View and plot DWG and DXF files, and then publish them as DWF files for quick and easy review and markup in Autodesk DWF Composer. We take a Quik Look at the functionality provided in the latest offering from Autodesk.
- Glenn Letham [ Nov. 09, 2005 07:19 PM | Subject(s): Location, GIS , Location, GIS | Permalink]

Yahoo! Maps Beta does a reasonable job of ID-ing WiFi Hotspots
Yahoo! has a beta version of its mapping site up. And, it does a pretty good job of identifying local WiFi hotspots.
- Todd Ogasawara [ Nov. 03, 2005 09:51 AM | Subject(s): Wireless , Location, GIS | Permalink]

The random ideas people have for Geodata
The random things that people think to do with mapping information: where I had my first kiss . com
- Sam Smith [ Nov. 01, 2005 07:25 AM | Subject(s): Location, GIS | Permalink]

Telcontar welcomes LBS develoeprs to first DevCon
To kick off a short trip to San Francisco to attend the annual CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment conference, we took in the first Telcontar Developer Conference. The goal of the event – gather together companies and developers of location-based services and introduce them to the product offerings and solutions made available from Telcontar’s location platform.
- Glenn Letham [ Oct. 13, 2005 02:46 PM | Subject(s): Location, GIS , Location, GIS | Permalink]

2006 Global LBS Challenge Kicks Off at CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment
Recently at the CTIA Wireless IT & entertainment conference in San Francisco, CA. Navteq and sponsors kicked off the 2005/2006 Global LBS Challenge.
- Glenn Letham [ Oct. 07, 2005 12:19 PM | Subject(s): Location, GIS , Location, GIS | Permalink]

Mapping book reviews
Wondering if the two recent O'Reilly books: Web Mapping Illustrated and Mapping Hacks are meant for you? Here is an in-depth review of both books, by Jonathan Lowe of Geospatial Solutions Magazine.
- Tyler Mitchell [ Oct. 04, 2005 08:15 PM | Subject(s): Location, GIS , Community, Emerging Technology, General, Hacks, Linux, Location, GIS, Networking, ONLamp, Open Source, Programming Languages, Publishing, Safari Books Online, Software Development, Technology & Society, Web, Web Development, Web Services | Permalink]

Extension to Google Maps vs. MSN Virtual Earth | UnderstandingWebServices.com/mapping Community Wiki now live
To help spur a community effort to begin understanding all that is Google Maps, MSN Virtual Earth, as well as Yahoo! Maps I have set up a community wiki such that this can become less of a one sided opinion-based post and more of a community-based research and understanding project.
- M. David Peterson [ Oct. 03, 2005 09:08 AM | Subject(s): Web Services , Community, Location, GIS, Publishing, Software Development, Web, Web Development, Web Services, XML | Permalink]

Katrina maps and photos via open source tools
Up-to-date maps and imagery are key to the rescue efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Armed with a handful of online mapping tools, plenty of enthusiasm and access to more data than most of us would know what to do with - a band of developers puts the data onto the web for all to see and use. It's available in a variety of formats, including web pages, an Active X viewer and the open standard web mapping services.
- Tyler Mitchell [ Sep. 19, 2005 03:34 PM | Subject(s): Location, GIS , Apache, Databases, Digital Media, Emerging Technology, General, Hacks, Linux, Location, GIS, Networking, Open Source, PHP, Web, Web Services | Permalink]

Podcast on open source geospatial
A podcast about geospatial stuff: "We discuss Open Source GIS (obviously), the Canadian government's role in supporting OGC and Open Source tools, and the hurdles to data access in both the US and Canada."
- Tyler Mitchell [ Sep. 17, 2005 10:35 AM | Subject(s): Location, GIS , Community, Emerging Technology, General, Location, GIS, Open Source, Web Development | Permalink]

Satallite Map of the MBTA (the "T" in Boston) Subway System
Satellite map of the MBTA (the "T"), the subway system in Boston, MA. So how does it compare to the traditional map?
- Ming Chow [ Sep. 16, 2005 06:39 AM | Subject(s): Location, GIS , General, MySQL, PHP, Technology & Society | Permalink]

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