NASA has just released World Wind 1.3.4, with some cool new features, including Mars with full 3D terrain and imagery from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. I haven’t really played much with World Wind, so as soon as the semester is over, I am going to have to do some catching up. If you don’t have the latest version, definitely check it out.
The Times online has a rather amusing article on the dangers of relying on our technology too much. Apparently quite a few drivers have ignored road signs and conditions in favor of their navigation systems and they’re ending up in a river! On the bright side, it has boosted the local economy in the form of 25 pound charges for towing the cars out.
We-make-money-not-art recently posted about an exhibition that will be part of the upcoming Sonar festival in Barcelona, Spain. Sonar showcases advanced music and multimedia art called Digital Art a la Carte, and this year’s theme is Google Earth and Google Maps Hacks. Regine from we-make-money-not-art is curating the exhibit and is looking for suggestions for mashups to showcase, although she needs them ASAP, as the festival will be June 15-17th.
Think Geek has a pretty cool device for all you spy fans out there (and a for those that aren’t). Use the portable GPS USB Tracker to track your pay throughout the day! Or, if you’re of the nefarious bent, plant it on someone else and see where they’ve been. When you get the device back to your computer, whether it’s because you have it in your pocket or because it was transfered back to you through a super-secret microfilm canister drop (because really? Who uses microfilm anymore?), you can get the data points about where the device has been. Then, it’s an easy plot into Google Earth, Mapquest, or any other free mapping app out there. Pretty fancy, and it’ll only set you back 250 clams!