O’Reilly Network: An Interview with Cory Doctorow

An Inter­view with Cory Doc­torow by Richard Koman — Cory Doc­torow fits the old adage: “Need some­thing done? Ask a busy per­son.” The European Affairs Coördin­at­or for the Elec­tron­ic Fron­ti­er Found­a­tion, a co-edit­or of Boing Boing, and a renowned sci­ence fic­tion writer, Cory is also on tap to speak at O’Reilly’s upcom­ing Emer­ging Tech­no­logy Con­fer­ence. …

New Maps On The Block …but not for Canada.

Well, it looks like Google is jump­ing into the online-map­ping pond. Google Maps (in beta, of course), is now live. It’s got a funky ‘live-scrolling-zoom­ing’ inter­face, but the data is some­what coarse…the image to the left is as close as you can zoom in to Edmon­ton. Still, it’s a neat advance in web/mapping tech­no­logy. Source: …

Local Edmonton Caches — sample export from GeoToad

Bril­liant Brat has devised anoth­er cool scheme to dis­play all the Caches with­in 50 miles of home base: 50 Mile GeoCaches Neat tool, that GeoToad — so here’s the way it works. set up GeoToad to build both, .html and .gpx files at a par­tic­u­lar fre­quency. This is accom­plished by call­ing GeoToad from a batch file …