Around The Geo Web – GIS, geospatial, and geo tech goodies in the news and around the web

GIS, geospatial, and geo tech goodies in the news and around the web…

Steve McFall, a student employee at Washington College’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program, has won a coveted scholarship from the national organization dedicated to promoting the trade and craft of geospatial intelligence, one of today’s hottest fields for college graduates (ReadMEdia)

Sydney draws GIS expert back home – Emily MacDonald has her life pretty well mapped, which makes sense for someone who heads a geographic information systems research and analysis company. In 2010, she obtained an advanced diploma in integrated coastal and ocean management from the Marine Institute of Memorial University, which led to her graduate degree from the University of Ulster. MacDonald said she decided to establish herself in Cape Breton out of a strong family attachment. (Chronicle Herald)

Google Maps is not blocking Windows Phone, Google says
- The company’s specific technical explanation: “The mobile Web version of Google Maps is optimized for WebKit browsers such as Chrome and Safari. However, since Internet Explorer is not a WebKit browser, Windows Phone devices are not able to access (Los Angeles Times)

Only one company can solve Apple’s mapping woes quickly (and it’s not Waze) – And the core mapping technology is not even what Waze is focused on anymore, according to Thielking, who sees Waze as having pivoted from its initial vision of mapping toward traffic solutions for drivers (VentureBeat)

Mapping Income Inequality Using Census Data – Rich Block, Poor Blocks is a pretty neat tool that maps out household income using recent census data. The way the map looks isn’t surprising. The coast and hills are where the wealthy green households are at. (LAist)

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