Mapping the Earth’s Gravity

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Some places on earth have different gravities.  Gravity roughly decreases with altitude, and many things can affect it.  The linked article explains that the European Space Agency are trying to get a better image of the earth’s gravitational pull.  There is also some talk about how this study can help us understand climate models better…. Read more »

Open Street Map in the News!

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It’s great to see the news covering Open Street Map events! Local contributions made to Open Street Map Maplovers gather over the weekend at Bloc II Cafe, Photo by Russ Nelson Map lovers gathered around a beautiful and intricate map of the Boston area, made by many contributors to openStreetMap.org, a sort of Wikipedia of… Read more »

GPS Support Added To Google Earth Free Version

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I’ve been wanting to hook my GPS up to Google Maps for a while, and have always needed to boot into Windows to run MS Streets to track my position.  It appears that Google is finally allowing the free version of Google Earth to use a GPS. This news has been overshadowed by bigger news,… Read more »