CloudMade Tile Request Heat Map

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I love heat maps, and I think OpenStreetMap.org is an amazing idea.  This is a heat map of the tile usage.  It’s cool to see bright spots in South America and Africa.  I’m curious as to why there isn’t a bright spot near Perth, and I guess I’ll need to sign in to get info… Read more »

RiskyRoads.org Maps Fatal Accident Hot Spots

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RiskyRoads.org is providing maps of Fatal Accidents and DUIs.  A lot of useful information! I’ve been looking up clusters in my area.  It seems that Union Blvd in East Allentown is pretty dangerous.  It is a four lane road roadway with a lot of businesses and intersections.. really it seems like a pretty deadly scenario…. Read more »

Microsoft Single View merging Business Data and Maps

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It looks like even Microsoft is picking up on the current momentum of Neogeography.  This product seems to be pretty similar to its already existing MapPoint software, which is targeted at marketing and business uses, as well as some low-end GIS uses.  Microsoft’s Single View Platform is targeted more to goverment applications.  Microsoft has partnered… Read more »

Scribd: A Great Place to Upload and Serve your PDFs

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Those of you who talk to me on a regular basis know that I love touting Scribd as the best new document sharing service.  They have a service called iPaper that lets you embed your documents anywhere. I love Scribd for sharing documents that would otherwise sit on my hard drive unused.  By serving up… Read more »