This is a potentially controversial Google Maps hack. Definitely will find its way into the news section of the podcast.
I will be testing out a couple of new themes and customizing them in the next few days to determine the one we like best. This shouldn’t have too much of an impact on the site since most everything is dynamic content. If you had formed a strong attachment to the original design let me know and I will consider going back to it.
There are several other Geography related blogs out there. While some of these are listed in the BlogRoll on the right, below this is not a complete list. As I continue to get the site set up I will include a page of links to many of these blogs and sites. For now, here is a link to Engadget’s GPS blog. I go to Engadget a couple of times a day just to see what is new in the world of technology.
There has been quite a bit of research into semantic interoperability in web mapping. This extension takes this idea one step further and ties the semantics of the web to the map itself giving the user the ability to aggregate web information then viewing the information via Google Maps. I will try to do a review of this extension on the Podcast this weekend after I have had a couple of days to play with it.
A link to article about Virtual Earth from the folks who made Virtual Earth The Map Room: MSN Virtual Earth: Lessons Learned
I haven’t blogged anything yet for the day, so High-Yield Detonation Effects Simulation is the phrase for the day…along with Google Maps
A nice little note on Geotagging.
Continuing my obsession with extra terrestrial use of geospatial technologies, here is a quick article on Lidar for use on Mars National Post
Backstory: I bought Konfabulator a month ago…a great program that lets you use desktop widgets with Windows (hurry to Intel, Apple!)…
Action: Yahoo! bought the parent company 2 weeks ago and will be releasing the next version as freeware
Result: The company is refunding the purchase to anyone who bought the current version! So cool!!
Back to topic: I am guessing that Yahoo will tie a widget to Yahoo Maps…in fact it wouldn’t be too hard to tie a widget to Google Maps now…hmmmm
Go now and download Konfabulator and lots of widgets. Good stuff…uh-huh.
Another set of links to some of the many Google Map hacks Diggs, Deals, & Google: Cool Uses for Google Maps