Sunday, July 31, 2005


The two developments that I found most interesting at the international GIS conference are the integration of GIS and Macromedia Flash and tagging of photos with their longitude and latitude. The interactive features of flash and the intuitive nature of maps make for a powerful educational tool. Example of this can be found at Schooling Learning. In addition, the spatial and temporal nature of the human experience is most vividly displayed with this Flash map of the US causalities of the war in Iraq.

With the wide availability of digital cameras and GPS receivers, the wide spread use of the linking of these two technologies is inevitable. For city planners this opens up a whole new avenue of opportunities for fieldwork.