African conflicts:The Humanitarian Information Unit The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) and NiJeL make a good layer highlighting Africa’s current conflicts. (Via iRevolution)
Free our data, Google edition: At the AGU Fall meeting, Google’s Michael Jones outlines Google’s recommendation to the Obama administration to link increased funding for basic scientific research to an obligation to share the resulting data freely. Watch the video of the speech. Google’s also been planning to offer to host this data for free, though that project has now been put on the back burner, apparently a victim of the current financial crisis.
Notes on the political, social and scientific impact of networked digital maps and geospatial imagery, with a special focus on Google Earth.