Within hours of the Columbia shuttle crash, a group of Stephen F. Austin students created the first maps of the shuttle's path. They were the first responders using GPS tracking. They helped discover thousands of pieces of debris throughout the investigation. [That was 10 years ago.]
At the Creating the Policy and Legal Framework for a Location-enabled Society conference in Boston, Kirk Goldsberry, who is a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard, gave a fascinatng presentation with the help of two of his students on the topic of personal geographic data and privacy. Geoff Zeiss provides a recap.