We have some fine products sporting the VerySpatial logo and our new catch phrase, “Geography…In Stereo”. Use the link to the right to check out the products. We are especially happy with the square tile. We will say more on this weekends podcast if we have received the shirt and tile that were ordered. All proceeds from the CafePress store will go towards supporting hosting and equipment expenses.
As you may have noticed I have added a few pages to the site. There are now links to the podcast, columns, and links pages, as well as link to the right that will map that last 20 URL locations (I think). The podcast page has links to the podcast files for direct download, blurbs about your hosts, links to the shownotes, etc…
Our first column should go up in the next couple of days once our editor-in-chief Sue is finished correcting my mistakes.
The links page will slowly be filled then divided into multiple pages as we find sites to support Geography and geospatial technologies.
Shownotes – Episode 04
August 14, 2005
A brief overview of what Geographers do.
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Always new ways to use aerial imagery.
Main topic is a brief overview of what Geographer’s do.
Another hack found over at digg.com. It covers a limited number of cities but is a great idea…
This tool allows you to build custom Google Maps apps without knowing the intricacies of the Google Maps API. I didn’t test it, but the concept is great.
An interesting article on linking CCTV and 3D environments to support situational awareness.
Picked this link up from Digg.com. Another nifty Google Maps interface.
OK, it is late I probably shouldn’t blog just before sleep, but I figured I would forget this link in the morning. The Digg submission linked below is a person who found clouds on the aerial imagery when they were on Google Maps. They don’t say whether they think this is good or bad, but being sleepy I am going to assume they were incredulous at the least. My problem with this? One contracts for US government agencies the company flying the data is required to have the images be 85-90% cloud free for an acceptable product…satellite imagery, you hope for 60-70% cloud free if you are looking for something in a certain time range (if you aren’t picky about when it is usually easier to find cloud free data). So a couple of clouds in a commercial product that has little to no orthorectification (though pretty good georectification) isn’t something I would find note worthy.
Well that isn’t true, it gave me a chance to share you lovely people why a cloud isn’t a big deal.
So follow the link to see the cloud (it is quite a nice cloud in fact). Clouds on Google Maps