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
It is true that ESRI doesn’t have much competition at this point from the other large GIS companies (Intergraph and MapInfo). I am hoping that GeoMedia 6.0 Product Suite will kick their interface up to the level that their data integration has been at for a while.
Well, at least I am tieing in some space with the internet mapping…Spacecraft Tracking – Shuttle and ISS
I am definitely looking in the wrong places to read about anything other than Google Maps and Virtual Earth. Today we contemplate making the sites look better…Zmarties: Improving the UI of mapping sites using CSS
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.
Yet another cool thing to do with Google Maps GoogleMania::MapBuilder::Home
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 so far, it isn’t that impressive, given what’s already out there.