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Preview of Geoportail’s 3D functionality

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One of our readers, Yann, emailed me with some additional information about Geoportail, the French web mapping application, and included a link to a video of a French blogger’s interview with Patrick LeBoeuf, of the French National Geographic Institute, doing a demo of Geoportail’s 3D functionality on a laptop. The video is about 11 minutes […]

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Google Earth City Data for the UK

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While there is already some GE 3D city data for London, 3pointD posted a news release from Cities Revealed that suggests they will be making portions of their building data available for some 568 cities in the UK. Not sure if all of this data is going to be available for free, but seems pretty […]

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NASA World Wind 1.3.4 released

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NASA has just released World Wind 1.3.4, with some cool new features, including Mars with full 3D terrain and imagery from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. I haven’t really played much with World Wind, so as soon as the semester is over, I am going to have to do some catching up. If you don’t […]

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Discovery now offering video content in Google Earth

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Discovery Communications announced today that they are now offering video content within Google Earth, starting with 10 American National Parks, including Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone. When users zoom in to one of the featured sites, there will be a Discovery Globe icon which, when clicked, will launch a broadband player hosted by Discovery which will […]