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Updated Edition Book The Geospatial Desktop: Open source GIS and Mapping

http://www.floss4science.com

Locate Press published an updated edition of "Desktop GIS: Mapping the Planet with Open Source Tools" written by the creator of Quantum GIS.

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The Marvel of Marble

http://cristalinux.blogspot.com

Marble is one of the initiatives that are part of the KDE Education project. This application provides several different "skins" to a 3D rendering of the Earth, ranging from temperature maps to very detailed street maps based off OpenStreetMap.

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OpenStreetMap reaches 300,000 contributors

http://www.h-online.com

The OpenStreetMap Project has announced that it has surpassed more than 300,000 registered contributors and that it is now accepting venue suggestions for next year's State of the Map conference

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How to Lie with Maps: When Open Source and National Security Collide Redux

http://www.linuxjournal.com

I wanted to briefly follow up the discussion about blurring on-line maps. I am currently reading a very enlightening book entitled Blank Spots on the Map: The Dark Geography of the Pentagon's Secret World.

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Marble Desktop Globe - Wonderful Atlas Application for KDE4

http://tuxarena.blogspot.com

I was lately impressed by Marble Desktop Globe, a free, open-source application for KDE4 which includes a 3D atlas of the world, with lots of features and an interface similar to the one of Google Earth.

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French grant OpenStreetMap access to land registry data

http://www.heise-online.co.uk

According to a Nabble post from an OpenStreetMap (OSM) community member the French Minister of the Economy, and the Direction Générale des Finances publiques (DGFiP) in charge of the French cadastre have allowed the OSM project access to vectorised geo-data from the French land registry.

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Integration of Marble virtual desktop globe into KOffice 2

http://www.kdedevelopers.org

Simon Schmeisser has managed to integrate Marble (a geographical map widget) as a Flake Shape into KPresenter. As a flake shape you can change the map according to your liking even after it has been embedded into the KOffice application.

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Get your bearings with map extensions for Firefox

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Whether you refer to online maps occasionally or on a daily basis, you can add several extensions to your Firefox browser to make Web-based mapping services even more useful.

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OpenStreetMap project imports US government maps

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OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project in the process of building a free, Web-accessible, user-editable map of the world. So far, most of its map data has come through user-contributed GPS traces, but OSM has recently undertaken the bulk import of government-collected data covering the entire United States.

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Map places, people, and relationships inside a building with open source software

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Google and MapQuest do a great job of creating maps of the outside world on the fly. But what about our workspaces? This article shows how to define and map places and people inside a building. Search, track, and plot individual cubicles, rooms, employees, or assets. Graph the location of individuals or groups of employees based on job function, or track unused office space visually.

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Develop your own weather maps and alerts

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Traditional weather reports will give notice of vague forecasts and severe weather alerts in your general area. The code and tools presented in this article will allow you to create precise detection zones so you can receive a page, SMS, or e-mail a few minutes before a precipitation event is likely to occur at the monitored location.

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