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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

I ran into two things lately that I expected to generate a buzz, but neither did. I’m not sure why.

First, O’Reilly released Google Maps Hacks. I reviewed it a few weeks ago, and there are some reviews on Amazon, but there’s nothing like the buzz around Mapping Hacks.

Second, last week Microsoft’s Virtual Earth team asked for “votes” on what to do in the next release. That was picked up by few if any blogs.


by Adena Schutzberg on 02/21 at 01:32 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

This is pretty amazing/funny.

Any idea how they did it?

Continue reading...

by Adena Schutzberg on 02/21 at 10:46 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

ESRI offers a 30-odd list of questions on the upcoming (in closed beta) viewer.

Some quick facts:

free, 20 Mb download, Windows 2000 and XP on initial release, can run standalone or in IE or Firefox, ESRI will offer some services…

by Adena Schutzberg on 02/21 at 09:12 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

C|net’s Daniel Terdiman describes in great detail how a blank white board at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View turned into two days of valuable conference time. First off, 30 seconds to show off mashups, then a call for session leaders to fill the board. Then, and I like this very much, if you attended a session and were not contributing nor learning you were obligated to go to another session. (Peter Gould at Penn State used to tell us that. I once walked out of his class and he didn’t say a word. But I only did it once - I think we were heading down some leftist path that didn’t illuminate the topic at hand.)

You do need the right type of people (and a small enough crowd, perhaps) to have this all work. As I read the description I pictured the two Open Source GIS Conferences I’ve attended. I bet it’d also work for NSGIC, another of my favorite events.

by Adena Schutzberg on 02/21 at 08:59 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

I confess I’m more excited about the software, data and Web services behind such offerings as Google Earth and World Wind, but of course the other half of the coin is the monitor on which one views these things. Enter Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut.

A story at highlights its new monitor which uses camera to determine the angle at which viewers are looking to create a very 3D view. (Check out the illustration.) It also notes the researchers are planning to build their own Google Earth, though its unclear why.

by Adena Schutzberg on 02/21 at 08:08 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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