[Geowanking] New news site - SlashGISRS
ben at vterrain.org
Wed Sep 28 14:41:52 PDT 2005
I don't think it's been mentioned on this list yet, but a new slashcode site
has popped up, hopefully it can fill the role of the now-defunct
digitalearth.org and become a lively spot for our community.
Here is their announcement:
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SlashGISRS.org Launch Announcement
Spatial Enlightenment, a Canadian non-profit organization, is proud to
announce the launch of SlashGISRS.org, a user-friendly and user- driven
online resource for news and discussions on Geographic Information Systems
(GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS).
This new tool is based on the open source content management system
Slashcode, the same system that made slashdot.org the most popular source
for technology news and discussions on the internet.
SlashGISRS.org is more than just a new website on GIS and RS. It is in a
class of its own: SlashGISRS.org is an unbiased broad minded community based
source for spatial news and discussion.
SlashGISRS.org does not write articles, but serves as an ad-free news
aggregator. It relies on a proven system for sorting the best comments based
on the triple-moderation mechanics of the Slashcode engine. SlashGISRS.org
provides unmatched means to customize your access to on-line spatial news.
This is only the tip of the iceberg, there is much more...
SlashGISRS.org's scope covers the entire GIS-RS world. There are over 50
predefined topics already available organized into sections:
Application domains (agriculture, oceanography, education, ...), The
Industry (ESRI, NASA, Open Source Community, ...), Technology (GIS,
Satellites and sensors, Software), and more. SlashGISRS.org also provides
polls, community based brainstorming and more.
SlashGISRS is open. Free to read. Free for anyone to share thoughts and
ideas. Its content comes from you, the users. SlashGISRS is Slashcode-based,
meaning the content is filtered by members so only the most valuable tidbits
reach the casual reader.
SlashGISRS is a bridge across space and time, a place for the geospatial
community, aficionados and experts alike, to gather and exchange. We hope
you will benefit from our efforts and encourage you participate in making
SlashGISRS a great success.
The SlashGISRS Team
satri at slashgisrs.org
dct at slashgisrs.org
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