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Even more to do with Google Earth

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OK, I am changing topics a little bit at least… moving to Google Earth vs Google Maps. I just heard this on the This Week in Tech podcast. Check out some interesting pretty pictures at Google Earth Hacks – Lots of downloads, information and hacks for Google Earth.

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Release of Microsoft Virtual Earth Beta

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The beta version of Microsoft’s Virtual Earth has gone live at http://virtualearth.msn.com/ So far, it doesn’t have the bells and whistles that Google Earth can boast, and I think that the black and white imagery doesn’t match up to Google’s color imagery. It may be that Microsoft is working on some additional unique functionality, but […]

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MSN Virtual Earth – A sad reality

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The beta is up and Microsoft has NOT caught up to Google. My three largest issues with this are, in no particualr order: -Pulling B&W imagery -Vector overlays on imagery are weak…i.e. too transparent -No API (at least yet) One nice thing might be the scratchpad if they take in the right direction. That is […]

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MSN Virtual Earth

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Microsoft’s Virtual Earth http://virtualearth.msn.com will begin its Beta on Monday. As according to the following blog it was up for a short while over the weekend, but is back down. So for those of you who hear me rambling on the podcast about this, it was being recorded during this sneak peek. Chandu Thota’s WebLog […]

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Google Moon – Lunar Landing Sites

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This is nicely tied to the upcoming moon rover that will be catching satellite imagery and elevations (along with other sensors) of the moon. I can’t wait to be able to play with lunar data 🙂 “In honor of the first manned Moon landing, which took place on July 20, 1969, we’ve added some NASA […]