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June 23, 2011

GIS app!

Finally, an iPhone app to easily record GIS Information


from the article:

Besides displaying the GPS coordinates of a geographic location, iGPSGIS also provides a powerful user interface to facilitate the following tasks:

Create sampling grids

Display Google Map as the background map

Import Shapefiles

Collect multi-layer GPS/GIS data

Digitize points, lines and areas

Assign symbols and attributes to Features

View/Edit the collected data

View the area of an enclosed region

June 16, 2011

Computer helps solve Bloom's riddle

Happy Bloomsday!


From the article:

"Good puzzle would be cross Dublin without passing a pub," according to Leopold Bloom, the main character of James Joyce's Ulysses.

Just in time for Bloomsday, an Irish computer programmer thinks he's cracked one of Dublin's oldest mazes.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2011/0616/breaking13.html

June 8, 2011

Fantasy Maps

Though the geographies may not actually exist, they are still quite interesting...

Fantasy Maps