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Are We Living in The Matrix…?

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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 […]

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Technology Review talks Second Earth

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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 […]

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Virtual Globes go UltraMobile

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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 […]

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Virtual Globes session at ISDE5

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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, […]

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Virtual Earth 3D writeup in MSDN Magazine

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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 […]