WildFinder is the World Wildlife Fund’s web
map-driven, searchable database on wildlife species worldwide, which was developed by ESRI and the private firm BlueRaster.
Check it out at http://www.worldwildlife.org/wildfinder/
The Register has an interesting article showing images garnered from Google Earth. I think the title is a tad sensationalist, but the article is interesting.
This GPS unit looks fun. A combination of GPS, MP3 player, with PDA functions tossed in. Though the price tag might be a little high.
Here is a cool UK website that details a project that “aims to collect a geographically representative photograph for every square kilometre of the British Isles” They bill it as a geography project for the people, since the photos are submitted, and apparently already have 30,000 grid squares covered.
Extraterrestrial mapping efforts continue
The future of Hubble may seem similar to that of Landsat 7, but it is still getting the job done. Archives are nice too…
I saw a press release on GeoTorrent on the Geoplace website and checked out the GeoTorrent.org site. It is based on bitTorrent technology. They seem to have mostly satellite mosaics right now, and also some TIGER data.
Here is a link to the GeoTorrent website if you want to check it out:
We have set up a Skype voice mailbox just as we said we would…5 weeks ago. So, for those of you on Skype, send your comments and questions to my account at jesse-veryspatial and if you aren’t on Skype just pick up your phone and call 304-756-8125. As with any VOIP the sound quality isn’t the best, but it is sound We apologize for the fact that it is a long distance number, but most people have free long distance on cell phones now and this also gives you a reason to go download Skype.
I will not answer Skype calls even if I am online, I let everything go to voice mail. I am not trying to be rude, but I do need to graduate some day :-O