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MapQuest Gets on Routing - Pedestrian Routing/Android App Built on OSM

Old News: MapQuest Introduces Walking and Transit Directions! Oh and "Rail Transit Directions are now available in six major metro areas (NYC, Chicago, D.C., San Fran, Boston and Philly)" ...

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OSM Launches Open DEM Effort

The OpenDEM.info project is looking for height data (of all kinds from aerial photos to GPS to trachymeter) that can be licensed under the Open Database License or current OSM license (CC-BY-SA).

 
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Still Little Response to FTC “No Follow”/Location Privacy Document

Input is due on Feb 18 (it was extended to this date) from Jan 31. About 200 citizens and have chimed in but few industries. Two noted by PaidContent: banks and geospatial. Banks: Securities...

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NJ Legislator: Require Carriers to Provide Instructions on Turning off GPS Tracking on Phones

NJ State Sen. Barbara Buono introduced legislation "requiring wireless providers to educate consumers on how to disable their phone GPS capabilities." How? Via a dedicated phone/e-mail...

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Update: Ottawa Offers, Unoffers Bus GPS Data

Now this is just sad. A winner of the Ottawa app contest and attended the awards this week is rallying the other participants to help get OC Transpo to put the live GPS data stream back - so his app...

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International GIS Tidbits

UAE Traffic information is as the most sought-after navigation-related feature on GPS (Global Positioning System) navigation devices in the UAE with 96 per cent of wireless navigation users saying...

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The Guardian Teams with SpatialKey to Show England/Wales Crime Data

After last week's launch of the map and data from UK Police, the paper worked with U.S.-based SpatialKey and visualization guy Doug McCune to provide a tool to "to build a richer interface...

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