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
Here is a link to an undated article on Geoplace.com that gives a short summary of the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission that flew on the Space Shuttle Endeavor in February 2000. The data processing has been completed, and the data is now available.
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
Continuing my obsession with extra terrestrial use of geospatial technologies, here is a quick article on Lidar for use on Mars National Post
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.
This is a great link that allows you to quickly find the differences between the two internet map viewers at Download Squad