Today ERDAS sent out a press release that states that they are moving to an annual release cycle with a major release in the fall and a minor release in the spring. This is fairly ambitious with so many applications in their basket. Today’s announcement also included the roll out of 9.3 versions of Imagine
I am supposed to be posting another interview right now, but I just bought and started playing with EarthScape Basic, a virtual globe program that runs on the iPhone and iPod Touch (and apparently som other mobiles as well). While there are quite a few features missing for a $9.99 app in my opinion (such
For you open source geographers out there, I’m sure you’ve always been curious exactly what the adoption rate of Linux might be world wide. Luckily, you can now see your answer. They start with an agreegate of Linux in general, and then break it down by distribution. You can certainly argue with their statistics, as
If you live in the UK (or are just interested in improving their access to data), you can now add your idea to a growing movement to make more public information available to the public. A competition called Show Us A Better Way, from the UK government’s Power of Information Taskforce, has just been announced
As a one time field archaeologist I can say whole heartedly that dirt (known to some as soil) is good. But this post is about the Digital Research Tools (DiRT) wiki that has been garnering some attention over in the Digital Humanities circuit, but it is a great site for anyone who is doing research
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
Looks like Microsoft is really going “hands on” (hehe… I crack myself up!) Check out the list from Gizmodo: There will be a OSX-like dock, though how OS X-like is yet to be seen. Multi-touch gestures in photogalleries like two-finger zoom, flicking, and panning. Think of the photo app on the Microsoft Surface table. Multi-touch
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.
IBM has a cool project now in beta called Many Eyes, which was developed by their Collaborative User Experience‘s Visual Communication Lab. Many Eyes is a set of visualization tools and web services that allow users to create and share visualization projects, with the goal of creating a collaborative social networking space for exploring and
What better way to learn about conservation efforts to save Africa’s few remaining mountain gorillas than playing a mobile game! Silverbackers, a free game that can be downloaded and played on any Java-capable phone with a mobile web access / data plan, lets you help save mountain gorillas as you play through its 8 levels.