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Monday, October 29, 2007

Update: Amy sent on the full list after I pinged her with a note from Frank Warmerdam suggesting GDAL was in there, too. Here’s the full list from the “about” menu from the beta TITAN client:

Fox GUI Toolkit
Copyright (C) 2002,2005 Jeroen van der Zijp http://www.fox-toolkit.org

GDAL - Geospatial Data Abstraction Library Open source library for reading raster data maintained by Frank Warmerdam http://www.remotesensing.org/gdal/

RakNet
A game oriented network library that provides high performance messaging for Windows, Linux, and Unix.
http://rakkarsoft.com/

AngelScript
copyright (c) 2001 - 2006 andreas jonsson http://www.angelcode.com/angelscript/

http://geocoder.us/
Geocoder.us is a public service providing free geocoding of addresses and intersections in the United States.

http://www.geonames.org/
Geonames provides free geo-data such as geographical names and postal codes. The database contains over eight million geographical names and consists of 6.5 million unique features.

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At FOSS4G I recieved a “nothing” answer to this question. Luckily, the question came up in a Leica TITAN presentation at Rocket City. Product Manager Amy Zeller just followed up and notes these two free/open source projects in TITAN:

http://geocoder.us/ - GPL v2 license
http://www.geonames.org/ - creative commons license

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/29 at 08:11 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

EveryScape‘s the Real World Online, the new 3D real world visualization tool on the block launches today in beta with outdoor views of Boston and New York City and interior and exterior views of Miami and Aspen. It puts “regular” digital images into its framework, including those of regular people. The business model?

EveryScape’s business model is built around selling the interior views, called MiniScapes, to local businesses. Mr. Schoonmaker said that one node for $250 per year satisfies most business owners.

These listings provide virtual foot traffic and an opportunity to highlight reviews, menus, and sales, according to EveryScape. Although consumers will have to wait a while longer before they go shopping on EveryScape, listed stores can link through to their own e-commerce sites, and EveryScape can add links in its environment that correspond to items on their Web sites for purchase.

When asked about the response from business owners, Mr. Schoonmaker said that they are not disclosing figures at this point but that the reception has been “uniformly positive.”

- Red Herring

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/29 at 07:24 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Brandweek notes that satnav providers are moving beyond educational campaigns to sell their devices. Receivers trail only high def TVs as the top wanted electronic devices. And, the goal for companies is differentiating the many value priced offerings. And, since it’s nearly Halloween, it’s time to start the advertising!

Navigon, the new kid on the block in the U.S., will focus on its 3D vizualization of the roadways, called “reality view.” Garmin is updating last year’s spots and TomTom (whose ads are already on TV) will focus on its unique features including map share. JVC is offering an online campaign involving a band, a Spike TV show, and a sports car manufacturer.

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/29 at 06:41 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

“Radarsat-2 will observe and map many parts of Earth, but one of its big jobs is coastal security - tracking ships in and near Canadian waters. Watching the Arctic waters is considered essential if we want to claim them.” So, it’s interesting to note how many countries are aiding Canada, including those claiming territory in the Arctic are invovled in its launch, expected in December.

- Ottawa Citizen

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/29 at 06:37 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

The Chronicle of Higher Education (pay wall) has an interview with Merrill L. Johnson, an associate dean at the University of New Orleans who “is building a new educational system on New Orleans Island, a digital campus in the virtual world of Second Life. Two classes are now held on the island: one in geography…” and one in management.

by Adena Schutzberg on 10/29 at 06:12 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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