Events

Checking out Google Earth in the CAVE

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Our GIS Day Open House at Brooks Hall on the WVU Campus gave the public a chance to come in and try out our CAVE installation. It was a hit, and we had lots of people come by, including students, faculty from other departments at the university, and several staff members from a local engineering […]

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Space Race Heats Up!

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Although the space race hasn’t been a two horse race in a long time, India certainly jumped a head this week with this bit of news – India launches first moon mission! The Chandrayaan-1 was successfully launched yesterday on a survey course of the moon. The mission is unmaned with the goal of developing a […]

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The Virtual Forbidden City is now live!

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You may remember our interview with John Tolva (back in Episode 51) who has worked on some amazing projects with IBM, and now has debuted The Forbidden City: Beyond Space and Time. This project is exactly the kind of things we are working on in our research, and I have been waiting to finally get […]

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Digital Cities Interview

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We spoke to Doug Eberhard of Autodesk on episode 158 this week about the Digital Cities Initiative. While we had a few minutes to speak with Doug, Matt over at Vector1Media recently had a chance to talk to Doug for a more in depth take on the initiative. We here at VerySpatial think this is […]

Education

Webkinz and Maps

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I played Webkinz all weekend with my nephew. It’s a cute stuffed toy with a code to enter a virtual environment with tons of interactive games. Many schools use Webkinz as an educational tool or as a reward for good behavior. Gantz, the makers of Webkinz list the reasons why virtual world is educational but […]

Cool Stuff

Stonehenge gets the Photosynth treatment

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You know I just love Photosynth (although I wish Microsoft would finally make it available in some form other than a technology preview), so I had to check out the video National Geographic has posted of Stonehenge as seen through Photosynth technology and photos by Rebecca Hale. Even in the short video, the virtual tour […]

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Virtual Worlds. Pubs, direction, and just plain cool

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Geography is just as important in virtual worlds as it is in the real world. While the users of these technologies (e.g. Second Life or World of Worldcraft) may inhabit distinctly different locations IRL (in real life) they interact with a distinct landscape and within very real communities when they are online in virtual worlds. […]

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It was only a matter of time…..

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It seems that the cute, cuddly feline who loves all things pink (yes, I am talking about Hello Kitty) has finally gotten together with her friends to create their own MMORPG, HelloKittyOnline. And lest you think that this is not big news – the closed beta was announced on Wednesday (February 13th), and in a […]