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BBC collaborating on new Photosynth collections

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In conjunction with their new series “How We Built Britain”, the BBC is collaborating with Microsoft Live Labs Photosynth team on a new set of collections called Your Britain in Pictures (Jesse tells me that this was mentioned briefly during the virtual globes session at ISDE5 last Friday) that will feature some of Britain’s most […]

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WooHoo…time to play with code

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Summer is here, grades are turned in, time to play with the toys. As some of you know we have been waiting anxiously for ArcGIS Engine 9.2 to upgrade some projects for the day jobs and try out some of the new bells and whistles. Since they pushed Engine into a new EDN package for […]

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Getting Started with Google Maps and ASP .NET

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For those of you who are developers and work with ASP .NET, you might be interested in a nice article from the WebSphere Journal site written by Jeevan Murkoth that goes over the basics of the Google Maps ASP .NET control and gives you a nice “Getting Started” walkthrough for a simple implementation. I keep […]

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SensorMap from Microsoft Research

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I’ve been waiting awhile to check this out, but Microsoft Research has finally gotten their SensorMap project portal up and running as part of their larger SenseWeb project. Basically, SensorMap lets you bring in real-time data feeds, including video, and link them to the Windows Live Local map plaform. So far, they’ve got some traffic […]

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CarbonCloud from The Carbon Project

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In the May issue of The Carbon Project’s newsletter, The Carbon Project announced that the latest release of CarbonTools, CarbonTools PROâ„¢, will launch at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Boston, MA on July 11-13, 2006. Demos will include a new p2p social networking application called CarbonCloud. According to the CarbonCloud blog, which also recently […]

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Google Earth and Virtual Worlds

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Stephan over at OgleEarth links to a post by Avi Bar-Zeev, one of the Keyhole co-founders who also worked for Linden Labs (makers of Second Life), about Google Earth, what he feels it would take to achieve something like the metaverse, and why we just aren’t there yet. It’s a pretty long post, but you […]

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Telcontar offers a new AJAX-based mapping API

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Telcontar, a well-known location-based services company, has announced the release of their new AJAX-based API, which is available for download from the Telcontar Developer Zone. , a free online service that allows developers to create applications that utilize Telcontar’s Drill Down Server and other features. Telcontar has emerged as a major player in LBS and […]

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Google Summer of Code 2006

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Google’s Summer of Code 2006 is program that gives “student developers stipends to create new open source programs or to help currently established projects. Google will be working with a variety of open source, free software, and technology-related groups to identify and fund several hundred projects over a three-month period.” It’s the 2nd year for […]