Mobile Flash Comes to an End, Silverlight May be Following

It has long been my position that Flash and Silverlight based online maps should die in a fire. Not necessarily all of them. Just all the ones I have seen. A couple of news stories came across my desk this week that furt

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Spectacular Video from the ISS

Spectacular time-lapse photography from the ISS.

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Study Shows IE6 Users Have Low IQ's

Whoops. Looks like I’ve been had. The story appears to be an elaborate hoax. Dang it Internets! I’ll leave this post here as a kind of self-flagellation. They also snookered the BBC, CNN, Forbes, MSNBC, CBS, and a bunch

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Adobe Releases Flash-less Animation Tool

In the didn’t-see-that-coming category, Adobe has released a preview (pre-beta) of Edge, an animation tool for web designers that uses HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. That’s right, it’s Flash Professional. Only without the F

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Microsoft Talks Windows 8, MS Developers Freak Out

Developers are in a tizzy over Microsoft’s Windows 8 demo at D9 (ouch ouch ouch ouch ouch). Although I don’t care much about .NET/Silverlight development, I do like a good tizzy. To make a long story short, Windows 8 wil

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Top 5 News - Ubuntu 11.04, Google, Open Data Cuts, Android, and the Last Typewriter

First up with a bullet and a subject near and dear to my heart, Ubuntu 11.04, the Natty Narwhal, has been released. The big change here is the Unity interface, which based on all the reviews you will either love or hate.

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Top 5 News - Browser Bonanza, Google Nav Incorporates Traffic, OSGeo Live, Cheap Aerials, Saved by Maps

This month saw more news on the web browser front than you can shake a stick it. First and foremost, IE9 has been released. It marks the first time since IE6 that Microsoft has had a competitive browser since…well, ever

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Firefox 4 Download Visualization

Firefox 4 was released today, and the folks at Mozilla have a really cool map/counter showing downloads live, including flashing blips showing where the download is coming from. Right now it looks like they’re averaging

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Great Article on Open Source GIS at the Oregon Transportation Department

Government Technology has a great article on open source GIS at the Oregon Transportation Department. “It’s amazing. We have developers from all over the world who are contributing to this application, and the developmen

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News Roundup - Free Esri Tiles (sorta), Satellites KML, Languages for Sailors

First up in this month’s news roundup are a couple of stories out of Redmond Redlands. Esri has released ArcGIS Online basemap data to everyone free of charge, including for commercial use. The base maps available are hi

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