Monthly Archives: September 2006

Google opens up Talk

More on Google… remember Google Talk – a free and easy service for making voice calls and sending instant messages. It launched last year in “Beta” for google (gmail) users. Well now its open for all.. no google account required. Think Skype but for Google lovers but much more. This app is actually an excellent collaboration/communication tool for groups or co-workers, for example, send files from your chat window. See http://www.google.com/talk. Related to this, mobile Voip services are coming soon although most are waiting for Skype to come for mobile smartphones. Some alternatives are coming to our attention including the very cool Woize. Something to keep in mind when you plan on upgrading your next cell phone, look for a device that is WiFi enabled!

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setup your own web server – late night reading

Ever wanted to run your own server or be your own ISP? This piece takes a close look at issues surrounding running a web server from a DSL or Cable Internet connection. Take a close look at the What you Need section… its pretty interesting… See http://www.diywebserver.com/

Google expands Transit

Familiar with Google transit yet? It’s google’s very own mashup that enables users to create, plan, and manage their own transit routes and trips. The service now boasts data from Tampa, honolulu, eugene, Portland, Pittsburgh, and seattle. Transit began testing the trip planner in Portland late last year and invited feedback from government agencies interested in being included. See google.com/transit – transit even boasts agoogle discussion group as well, see http://groups.google.com/group/googletransit

NGA to Remove Aeronautical Data from Public Access 1 October

This from the NGA PR people today… The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) will removeits Flight Information Publications (FLIP), the electronic Chart UpdatingManual (eCHUM) and Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File (DAFIFTM)from public access on Oct. 1, 2006. NGA paper map products, to a scale of 1:250,000 to 1:5,000,000 will continueto be made available to the public through FAA sales. In addition, for aperiod of one year (Oct. 1, 2006-Oct. 1, 2007), NGA will distribute adigital product covering U.S. airspace, called U.S. Flight Information File(USFIF) through the Web. (Source: NGA)

NGA to Remove Aeronautical Data from Public Access 1 October

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) will removeits Flight Information Publications (FLIP), the electronic Chart UpdatingManual (eCHUM) and Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File (DAFIFTM)from public access on Oct. 1, 2006. NGA paper map products, to a scale of 1:250,000 to 1:5,000,000 will continueto be made available to the public through FAA sales. In addition, for aperiod of one year (Oct. 1, 2006-Oct. 1, 2007), NGA will distribute adigital product covering U.S. airspace, called U.S. Flight Information File(USFIF) through the Web. (Source: NGA)

Photos from Schiller’s North, South, East, Westminster cartographic excursion

Thanks to Nikolas Schiller for keeping me informed about the interesting cartographic excursion that he put on this week. Schiller informed me that he has made available for viewing some photos from North, South, East, Westminster – see here – this event looked way cool and I can only wish that I could have spent the evening walking around the park checking out the displays… the cold beer afterwards looked good too!

Photos from Schiller’s North, South, East, Westminster cartographic excursion

Thanks to Nikolas Schiller for keeping me informed about the interesting cartographic excursion that he put on this week. Schiller informed me that he has made available for viewing some photos from North, South, East, Westminster – see here – this event looked way cool and I can only wish that I could have spent the evening walking around the park checking out the displays… the cold beer afterwards looked good too!