Apparently the MASHUP camp was so successful that they’re already planning a second camp! There’s over 300 people already signed up to the camp. So if you’re interested, I’d at least put my name on the lists ASAP since space appears to be semi-limited. They don’t see to know exactly where the camp will be
Microsoft has just released thier Street-Side product in preview mode. It’s a pretty nifty implementation of AJAX technology and mapping. You can type in an address and get a split screen view of the map of the area, and the view you’d see if you were in a race car, sports car, or walking (I
At the risk of getting known for fluff pieces, I thought this was pretty cool.Ã‚Â Desktop Earth allows you to generate a desktop wallpaper image up to 1920×1200 in lossless PNG format of NASA’s Blue Marble Next and Earth’s City Lights data.Ã‚Â There’s an online version to generate a single PNG and a desktop version
…Kristine Crispel’s horse farm outside Coffeyville, Kansas! Ok, it’s a fluff piece, but it’s a cute fluff piece. Via Wired.
From Engadget. Apparently if you’re in your car and you’re interested in safety, ’tis better to go old school paper maps than these newfangled GPS units! What happens when we mix cellphones into the mix?
A pretty interesting article in Nature.com talks about how free tools like Google Earth are changing the way scientists collaborate on projects. The best quote comes from Michael Goodchild when he says, “‘It’s like the effect of the personal computer in the 1970s, where previously there was quite an ÃƒÂ©lite population of computer users,’ Goodchild
This is one of the cooler uses of Google Maps. The DARTmaps Project shows the real time movement of trains on train tracks in Dublin. While you can watch the trains move around in the default view, for more dramatic effect, click on one of the trains to zoom in. It’s a pretty interesting use
Anyone who has followed Spiderman knows about the Spidy Tracer – a device that Spiderman can throw at his enemies which allows him to trace bad guys wherever they go. Apparently somone at the LA Police Department is a big Spiderman fan, because they’ve started using GPS unit they can propel at cars to track
A company called Mapion has launched a new service that lets phone users point at a building, click, and find out what’s in that building.Ã‚Â If your phone is GPS and integrated compass enabled, you can wonder around the streets of Tokyo pointing and clicking all over the place to find out what’s in what