One avenue of research in geospatial technologies and geovisualization is immersive Virtual Reality. One of the biggest issues is how to simulate moving through a real landscape. The VirtuSphere rotates as the user walks in any direction while wearing the head mounted display that delivers the virtual environment. I’m sure it’s not the only apparatus
EarthSLOT uses a Google Earth like viewer called TerrExplorer by SkyLine. This is work based on an NSF grant by Matt Nolan at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. EarthSLOT Via Ogle Earth
http://www.gmapgolf.com/index.php Although this is is still an early beta, this site has some interesting techniques I haven’t seen other places. It’s also a pretty innovative use of spatial technology… plus…. it’s online golf…. who doesn’t like online golf?
An interesting article on linking CCTV and 3D environments to support situational awareness. BBC NEWS | Technology | CCTV video mixes maps and images