Archive for the ‘Tools’ category

Poly9 Globe: JavaScript-driven 3D globe app

May 26th, 2009

Found a JavaScript-driven Flash-based globe application for simple GIS apps, called Poly9 Globe: the lightest, most compatible 3D globe on the web. They have full API documentation, too. Pretty slick, if your requirements are simple.

Data.gov open for business (and OECD seminar plug)

May 23rd, 2009



So, Data.gov is finally open and serving up links to data. I haven’t had a chance to dig in, yet, but since 3 of my favorite blogs (FlowingData, ProgrammableWeb, and DataVisualization) covered it, I thought I should at least mention it here.

P.S. Although not explicitly tied to data.gov, keep in mind the upcoming OECD Seminar on Innovative Approaches to Turn Statistics into Knowledge in DC July 15th and 16th. Amanda Cox from NYT is scheduled to attend. See accolades from Tufte himself. Woohoo.

Bottle-cap tripod: Seriously???

May 14th, 2009

Don’t know whether to take this seriously or not… Photojojo is selling a bottle-cap tripod [http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/bottle-cap-tripod]. For $10, even if it were a joke, it’s pretty harmless. And if they’re serious, it’s a good deal. 🙂