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Traipsing L’Anse aux Meadows

L’Anse aux Meadows is a Parks Canada National Historic Site at the tip of the Great Northern Peninsula in Newfoundland. It showcases the first European settlement in North America through interpretation and reconstruction. “The reconstructions of three Norse buildings are the focal point of this archaeological site, the earliest known European settlement in the New World. The archaeological remains at
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Exploring the Neighbourhood. One Ass at a Time.

A viral funny that hits home is running around with local circles on social media. This is the prank of a couple of young lads who had the forsight (thank god that is all of the fore) to moon the Google streeet view car. This however is interesting in more than some youthful prankness. View Larger Map When you use
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A close up of Halifax and Dartmouth NS in the Census Dotmap.

One Dot for You, One Dot for Me.

Continuing our map theme. Brandon Martin-Anderson (who works with cartography, multimodal trip planning, and computational urban planning at the MIT Media Lab) developed what he calls the Census Dotmap which is a map of every person counted by the 2010 US and 2011 Canadian censuses. The map has 341,817,095 dots – one for each person. Wow. What a lot of
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Google Streetview. Capturing the Day.

In some ways Google Streetview is akin to those photo projects where numerous photographers contribute a slice of life to a project in a day. Though Streetview captures the street-scape as is, it also captures it over many different periods so you may see sun and sky on one street and then turn up another and see snow and cloud
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Google has a Place of Opportunity with Google+. When Will they Take it?

I did some lateral thinking about how the implementation of a social platform for Google+ can have some pretty far reaching impacts on the Google location services Earth. Here is what I was thinking. In the fall, Google announced that service reached 1 billion downloads of the Google Earth desktop client, the Google Earth browser plug-in and the Google Earth
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