This week we take a look at YourStreet, at one time a cutting edge hyper local site that tapped into key location technologies. Last week in an e-mail the company explained that due to cost it was dropping maps. The upside? Pages load faster. We'll think through the logic of this move and the future of hyperlocal news.
Mark Your Calendar for the 2009 Society for Conservation GIS Annual Conference July 18-21 in Big Bear Lake, California. Join others from the GIS user community for the opportunity to address the challenges of connecting across boundaries for conservation. For more information or to register visit the conference webpage.
Lauri Dafner, a solutions engineer at Esri's Philadelphia regional office joined a group of residents to plan this year's Step Trek, fundraiser that tours the ciites steps. She's working with the South Side Slopes Neighborhood Association to create "story map," which the local paper calls "a combination of mapping, with contextural information, photos and video" accessible by smarhones for the event in October. But that's not...