A while back I posted an entry about the VirtuSphere, an immersive virtual reality environment that has been getting a lot of attention. An article posted on the University of Washington’s The Daily website gives a nice summary of the VirtuSphere development, where it has been seen and what the developers are planning for the future.
Two new mainstream media audio programs leaped onto the scene today. OnPoint, an NPR program, hosted a program titled The Geospatial Web that covered the ubiquitousness of geospatial technologies, much of it mentioned on this weeks podcast and some that is planned for this weekends podcast when we look at Peter Morville’s Ambient Findability. BBC4’s Shop Talk also discuss Digital Mapping and Tracking which includes another group of geospatial technology experts.
Both of these programs can be listened to online on their respective websites and OnPoint can be downloaded as an mp3 from the iTunes podcast directory.
Susan Spano chronicles her visit to the UK’s Ordnance Survey facilities in this nice article from the LA Times online.
soundTransit is an online collaborative project that collects sound recordings from different places around the world. Users are then able to “book” audio trips to various destinations and pick itineraries that allow them to listen to sound samples from different “stopovers”. soundTransit is one of a number of projects that focus on the idea that sound is an important way of defining place. So check it out, book a trip and listen to sounds from around the world, or even add a recording of your own.
I am not sure anyone even noticed, but after I upgraded to WordPress2.0 last night the podcast feed was fine until it decided the cached copy had been around too long and looked for a new copy and found a bad page.Ã‚Â Everything is back up and running as far as I can tell.Ã‚Â Overall, the upgrade to WP2 was great, remembering that I customized the feed for no real reason, not so great 🙂
Main topic: Location Based Services. News:RGGI, Landsat Orthorectified, Tsunami a year later.
It is now 2006 the world over. 2005 was good for us at VerySpatial, lots of downloads, lots of visitors (from many countries), we will be posting our 500th blog entry tomorrow, and celebrating our 1/2 year podcast in a couple of weeks!
We have had a great 2005 and are looking forward to another great year in 2006.