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Mansour Raad Real World Mashup and Geo-Aware Blogging

It has been said often that a genius is one who sees what everyone sees but has ideas no one elase does. Mansour Raad certainly qualifies. Now a senior architect at ESRI, Raad, a self proclaimed news junkie, analyzed data during the Israel -Hisbulla war of 2006 to come up with a new fact.

With a deluge of blogs on the war, Raad used RSS aggregation with Grease Monkey to come up with an interesting insight on the war. This idea ties into my previous post on Irene Greif's presentation, that data seen from many eyes gives new perspectives on the same data.

Watch Raad's presentation here.

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