New Location Based Services from Google

Via OSnews, Google has announced a couple of new LBS offerings. The first, Google Goggles, is for Android, and will search for and label things as you point your phone camera at them, including landmarks and stores. Alas

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I Still Don't Get Chrome OS

In general I’m a big fan of the fine folks at Google. You’ll rip Gmail and Google Docs and Google Reader and Google Chrome and Google Voice and a bunch of other Google stuff from my cold dead hands. But I just don’t get

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Google Chrome Frame Puts Chrome in Internet Explorer

oh snap! In the if-you-can’t-beat-them-shove-a-tube-down-their-throat-and-plant-eggs-in-their-chest department, Google has released Chrome Frame, an open source plugin that drops Chrome’s HTML (WebKit) and JavaScript (V

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Google Announces Chrome OS

In the take-your-Bing-and-shove-it department, Google has announced it’s working on a new operating system, Chrome OS, designed around the Chrome web browser. Looking through the announcement and the slew of related stor

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Web Performance Best Practices Extension

Google has been busy this past month. They have just released a Web Performance Best Practices extension for Firefox. Via Google: When you profile a web page with Page Speed, it evaluates the page’s conformance to a numb

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Google Wave is Incredible

I occasionally branch away from GIS topics on this blog to talk about stuff I think is cool. By occasionally I mean all the time, with this post instant being a likely candidate. Which brings me to the recent announcemen

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Google Releases Experimental 3D Browser Plugin

As you can read about here, here, and here, Google has just released an experimental open source 3D browser plugin. The plugin uses O3D, which is “a new, shader-based, low-level graphics API for creating interactive 3D

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GIS Bailout Money to Make Benefit Glorious Nation of USA

This has been analyzed so much in the blogosphere I feel a bit late to the party. But in a nutshell, Jack Dangermond (ESRI) and Anne Miglarese (Booz Allen Hamilton) have proposed getting $1.2 billion in bailout funds for

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Mashup Shows Nuclear Explosion Effects

In the extra-crispy department, I caught this on the Wired blog. Basically it’s a Google Maps mashup that will show you how cooked you’ll be should a nuclear device land on your head. You can find it here. It uses some e

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Another Quick Google Maps Mashup

Recently an organization called the Land Use and Environmental Services Agency (LUESA) approached us about making a quick application for a festival they were having. Basically they wanted to give their staff the ability

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