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New Blog Oct. 4th, 2009 @ 11:33 pm

Hi all!

Perhaps a shameless plug, but I was hoping to find some interested readers and new blogs to enjoy...

I'm a professional GIS/Remote Sensing ninja monkey hailing from the West Coast. If any of you are interested in my GIS work (involving carbon and fire risk inventory), or Google Maps 'the beginning' (working on a community pollution monitoring website), or Environmental Planning/Landscape Architecture (I did my Master's in it), I invite you to my new blog:

A Drag and Drop World

I will (occasionally) link to my (old) LJ for the moment. However, I'm still going to concentrate a lot of work related stuff here.

Corn! Sep. 30th, 2009 @ 05:53 pm
I saw a write-up in hack-a-day, a site unrelated to LJ:
I thought people might enjoy this:D

Edible maps Jun. 19th, 2009 @ 06:56 pm
Not themselves edible, but maps of potential urban food production, specifically for a couple of neighborhoods around London. It's an interesting idea.

Retrapped Mar. 20th, 2009 @ 02:42 pm
Google Street View launched in the UK yesterday, but this post isn't about Street View - it's just a record of another trap street in Oxford.

The aerial view of Taula Street in Google Maps makes it pretty clear it's a road to nowhere. (Thanks to j4.)

Need Help! Maps, Slovenia Mar. 20th, 2009 @ 02:12 pm
If you have any economic maps of Slovenia: slovenian industry, agriculture - anything, please help me out. Can't find anything in Russia or on the web and my thesis is to be handed in next week!.. 

If you have anything that might help me, please, send it to philunchik@mail.ru with a note where it is from...

I'd be very greatful!
Other entries
» Mapping the past in Vermont
In Vermont there's the chance to revive old roads and rights of way, if they can be found from old maps by 2015. I'm fascinated by the idea of the ghosts of roads past coming back.
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I could use recommendations for GIS software, basic explanation: http://geographile.blogspot.com/2009/02/gis-software-recommendations-needed.html
» Journal of Maps
From an email announcement:
The Journal of Maps is pleased to announce the publication of it's [sic] last issue of 2008. This issue is a "general" issue and incorporates a wide range of material including geology, dasymetric mapping, sub-national mapping of human development and transportation.

This issue is also unique in that it marks the completion of the special issue on "Transport Networks" that has run through the year, with papers first published at the beginning of 2008. An editorial from Professor Chris Wright wraps up this special issue.

Finally there is the annual editorial summarising the activities of the journal over the year and announcing the winner of our inaugural "Best Map" for 2008. The winner will have their map published in a limited 1000 copy print run which will be available for purchase "at cost".

The table of contents is copied below and also available at:


I would also like to draw attention to an issue of the Journal of Maps Student Edition which has just been published. These papers resulted out of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetric Society's annual student meeting and can be found here (and ToC copied below) [omitted]:


We would like to further promote JoMSE to all research students as an excellent "first publishing" opportunity which can occur early on in a research career when data have been gathered but not analysed. One of our recent authors commented:

"it is very exciting and such a good opportunity, not to mention a fantastic learning curve as a new academic."

I hope we can encourage many more students to share their work.

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Dear all,

We have modified the structure of the main page in order to make it more informative, so the users activity will be much more prominent.
Also, we have implemented some measures to protect our users privacy, thus the anonymous visitors wouldn't be able to place comments in any sections of the site. The members status is not visible to the unregistered visitors any more. However, one can monitor the status of self's connections via Instant Messenger (IM bar in the footer area).

Hope you'll like these changes,
Best Regards,
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