I found this wicked cool video over on Gizmodo on a Google Earth Hologram Device You’ll Want and want to see. It is pretty cool to see how many new interfaces are being built to interact with maps and virtual globes. Holographic Google Earth from Nicolas Loeillot on Vimeo.
During Sony’s keynote at the Tokyo Games Conference in 2006, the former head of Playstation, Ken Kutaragi, briefly mentioned his vision for the PS3 and specifically talked about a global mapping system for the PS3 (see our previous post here). Last week in Tokyo, Sony held a strategy meeting open to the press, where they
While the new Google Earth 4.2 release got a lot of attention for Google Earth Sky, another cool hidden feature, a flight simulator navigation mode, was included as well, although it’s taken a little longer for the word to get out. I gave it a whirl this evening, although I appear to lack any coordination
Ok, I’ll grant you this is a bit of a stretch for a Spatial post. However, it does have something to do with Virtual Worlds. Kinda. Sorta. And Metaphysics. Anyway, an article in the science section of the NY Times hypothesizes we might all be living in an “ancestor simulator” that people from the future
The online version of the latest issue (July/August 2007) of Technology Review has a fairly comprehensive article by Wade Roush about Second Life, virtual globes, social mapping, and the prospects for merging geospatial technologies and virtual world to create a Second Earth. None of the topics is especially new, but Roush does a good job
I finally got tired of lugging my Thinkpad around, and decided that I needed to somehow get an even smaller, lighter portable device, yet with full laptop capabilities. So, I managed to spend all my money on an OQO Model 02, which is the ultimate in geeky tech. It is part of a new family
We have Bern Szukalski of ESRI, Bill Gail of Microsoft, Patrick Hogan of World Wind, Chuck Stein of Geofusion, and Brian McClendon of Google. Overall the discussion started off with general discussions on Digtial Earth and Virtual Globes from ESRI and Microsoft and has narrowed to detailed discussions of software from World Wind and GeoFusion,
Over on YouTube there is an interesting video that uses Google Earth to talk about the loss of caribou habitat in an interesting way.
Microsoft has awarded over $1.1 million in grants to winners in their Virtual Earth and SensorMap grant competitions. The SensorMap project include work on Harvard’s CitySense project, which will utilize a network of 100 sensors aroudn Cambridge, Mass. that record various types of data related to local conditions, such as current weather and traffic levels.
The March 2007 issue of MSDN Magazine in now online, and Duncan Lawler’s column features a short writeup on the development of Virtual Earth 3D. Duncan is Development Manager for the Virtual Earth 3D team, and it’s interesting to get an insider’s perspective on the development process, especially on the 3D buildings’ development. I have