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Update: URISA Membership Deal: $20 for rest of 2011 (w/ a few restrictions)

As of August 2: "So far, more than 500 individuals have taken advantage of the offer to join URISA for $20." The real question is how may will convert to full fare memberships after the...

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Navigating the Microgeography of Grocery Stores - The tablet is back on shopping carts

Several years ago, retailers tried putting small tablet devices on shopping carts to help (persuade?) shoppers navigate product choices and drive purchases at grocery stores. I can't remember the...

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Crowley Details Revenue Plans for Foursquare

Foursquare, a Web service that lets users share their whereabouts, already offers free tools to 500,000 businesses. The New York-based company will eventually begin charging for additional services...

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Knowles (now famous from NYT article on spatial humanities) on Vermont Public Radio Tuesday

There was a time when geography was memorizing chief crops, major bodies of water and picking out countries on a map. Knowing that cloves came from places like Zanzibar and Madagascar or locating the...

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Indian State Using GIS for Schools and other Education GIS News

Here are the interesting bits from an announcement of India's Mainpur state using GIS for school mapping in remote areas. With the introduction of GIS, effective monitoring can now be done whether...

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OnStar Tests Car Tracking Service and other GPS News

General Motors said it would do a marketing test for an OnStar application that lets consumers at home know the location of a vehicle. GM is a bit behind Ford's Sync and other services. - UPI ...

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LightSquared Update - Both Sides Share what they Learned at #ESRIUC, Two Orgs Request FCC Shelve Plan - 8/2/11

Rather than attempt to objectively report on what each side said, Professional Surveyor Magazine asked Jeff Carlisle of LightSquared and Pete Large of Trimble and the “Save Our GPS”...

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