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I currently rely on a mixture of mailing lists, twitter and a couple of blogs. What do you find as an indispensable part of your GIS media intake?

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I voted to close this topic because it is asking for value judgement and cannot be answered definitively. At the very least, it should be a community wiki. – JasonBirch Jul 24 '10 at 8:00
I second Community Wiki. – matt wilkie Jul 24 '10 at 8:05
true, very true, and I did not noticed it before. – George Jul 25 '10 at 15:40
up vote 14 down vote accepted

I don't know if this would be the best, but this one is pretty good

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+1 - my top source as well – radek Jul 23 '10 at 12:49
also best for me – stachu Jul 27 '10 at 7:06
Slashgeo ceased publication as of June 2, 2015, but apparently continues to share items on Twitter. – cengel Dec 5 '15 at 6:57

Planet Geospatial: I check a couple of times a day. It aggregates a lot of the geospatial news/blog sites.

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I decided not to include as part of my answer, but is a good source. Although I find that most of the planetgs entries are announced on twitter, so it's just a matter of whether you want it real-time or if you can wait until the end of the day! – Jay Cummins Jul 23 '10 at 12:08
I agree with Jay, that Twitter is an interesting place to find inspiration :) – Chau Jul 27 '10 at 12:15
Geospatial no longer aggregate feeds. – Jot eN yesterday

Don't forget the GIS Stackexchange!

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I like them both, but I heavily check on a few good blogs to be inside the scoop.

James Fee

Dave Bouwman

Regina Obe's

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Very nice also the Planet OSGeo: - "Planet OSGeo is a window into the world, work and lives of OSGeo members, hackers and contributors."

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  1. Lots of information in GIS Lounge.

  2. Very spatial

  3. Since I am working with ArcGIS products, I read ESRI blogs.

  4. All news and fun things about Google products can be found in Google Maps Mania.

  5. Free tools:

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I like the podcasts from directions magazine. I can't really tell how small (or big) they are as a company. I'm from Germany, they don't sell the magazine here.

The podcast is in dialog mode between two editors, and they usually talk about a lot of products, technologies, trends. I liked how they compared their predictions for a calendar-year with the actual results after that year has ended.

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My favourites:

Gretchen Peterson blog (Cartography)

The Map Room: A Weblog About Maps

Don Boyes blog (Teaching GIS)

TeachSpatial (resources for spatial teaching and learning)

Mapperz (The Map & GIS News finding blog)

My GIS Career

Esri UK blog

GISi blog

Safe Software blog (FME)

ArcGIS Team Python blog

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