Spatial multimedia (pictures, video, audio, etc linked to a specific location) has been a goal for many researchers over the last decade in order to link qualitative information to the more quantitative GIS information. Now with the explosion of web-based mapping it has become a simple task to create hyperlink this media to specific locations. This is just on the of the many examples of this.
I have the quick ArcReader example ready that I mentioned earlier this week on the podcast. You can download the file at http://www.veryspatial.com/download/WVU-Example.pmf.
To vew the file you will need to download ArcReader 9.1 from here.
This is only meant to give you a quick example. To see a great 3D mapping application check out Google Earth.
This is a potentially controversial Google Maps hack. Definitely will find its way into the news section of the podcast.
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
This is a feature article from Geoplace on the use of GIS and other geospatial technologies to help with conservation efforts to save mountain gorilla habitat in Africa
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
Another set of links to some of the many Google Map hacks Diggs, Deals, & Google: Cool Uses for Google Maps
This is a fun little tool. Make sure to use the zoom function to really enjoy it 🙂
Here is an article from CNET news yesterday that includes some quotes from Lars Rasmussen, the lead engineer of the Google Maps project, who was speaking at a conference on Web engineering.