As most of us in the eastern part of the US know the West Nile Virus is here to stay. Take a look at how CNN present the spatial distribution of the virus in the US.
For those of you interested in historic maps, this is the link to Visual Collections, which includes David Rumsey’s amazing collection, as well as a number of others that are impressive as well.
It is true that ESRI doesn’t have much competition at this point from the other large GIS companies (Intergraph and MapInfo). I am hoping that GeoMedia 6.0 Product Suite will kick their interface up to the level that their data integration has been at for a while.
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I am definitely looking in the wrong places to read about anything other than Google Maps and Virtual Earth. Today we contemplate making the sites look better…Zmarties: Improving the UI of mapping sites using CSS
OK, I am changing topics a little bit at least… moving to Google Earth vs Google Maps. I just heard this on the This Week in Tech podcast. Check out some interesting pretty pictures at Google Earth Hacks – Lots of downloads, information and hacks for Google Earth.
The beta version of Microsoft’s Virtual Earth has gone live at http://virtualearth.msn.com/
So far, it doesn’t have the bells and whistles that Google Earth can boast, and I think that the black and white imagery doesn’t match up to Google’s color imagery. It may be that Microsoft is working on some additional unique functionality, but so far, it isn’t that impressive, given what’s already out there.