Today I am going to present some interesting geography links, mostly GIS related:

PostGIS a project in open source spatial database technology.


Makes it easy to put a dynamic map into any webpage.

Open Source GIS

"This effort represents an attempt to build a complete index of Open Source / Free GIS related software projects".

GRASS GIS-Free software GIS
(official GRASS site Italy).


A student just visited my office and asked if I knew any good search engines/searching portals for find newspaper articles from around the world.I came up with some links that I think could be useful for others. In our licenced resources at the library we have ATEKST, that most of you already know, but it only searches newspaper articles from Norway and Sweden.

Here are the links for other countries:

Newspaperarchive.com [7-Day Pass $24.95]


or the search engines:

alltheweb news

altavista news

google news

Yahoo news

Now you could search inside Wikipedia with the search engine "Exalead"

Today I came across a very interesting article in CRL Focus Newsletter with the title " Recent Developments in African Scholarly e-Resources". In the article you will find several useful links to African e-Resources. It's not entirely new but still interesting, several of the projects mentioned are still up and running.

Yesterday at SUHM huset, close to Gunnerusbiblioteket in Trondheim, Even Flood a colleague, held a small introduction lecture about Web 2.0, we got a small peek into the terms related to Web 2.0, a very nice and structured presentation. I will soon post his slides (sorry folks only in norwegian).
Here are the slides


Hello everybody,

Now I am also reachable through Hyves, a network much like myspace (where I also have a userprofile).


My colleague, Ru Greenall, research librarian at NTNU library as well, has the following weblog. Feel free to contact our Endnote guru.

A video presentation of Africa studies at NTNU library, Dragvoll is being shown on our "information-wall" from Wednesday until Friday this week. The Powerpoint presentation is available here.


Hello everybody,

I hope you all have had a nice Easter holiday.
Today I wanted to make a link to National Geographic Societies freely available videos. You only need Flash Player 8 or above to be able to watch the content.

For those of you having problems with old Flashplayer versions and installing the XPI package for newer versions of Flashplayer in Firefox you could try this addon for Firefox embedding Internet Explorer in tabs of Mozilla/Firefox...Another possibility is to copy the two files flashplayer.xpt and NPSWF32.dllinto your%APPDATA%/profiles/plugins under your mozilla/firefox directory, manually extract the XPI package as a ZIP file to the appropriate directory.