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 Download Squad
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 🙂 zipdecode | ben fry
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. http://news.com.com/Google+mapper+Take+browsers+to+the+limit/2100-1038_3-5808658.html
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.
I am waiting to get my hands on this to see how well it works compared to loading into a geodatabase or the similar EarthWhere. Take a look at the Image Server information at ESRI Image Server.
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