There has been quite a bit of research into semantic interoperability in web mapping. This extension takes this idea one step further and ties the semantics of the web to the map itself giving the user the ability to aggregate web information then viewing the information via Google Maps. I will try to do a review of this extension on the Podcast this weekend after I have had a couple of days to play with it.
A link to article about Virtual Earth from the folks who made Virtual Earth The Map Room: MSN Virtual Earth: Lessons Learned
Here is a link to an undated article on Geoplace.com that gives a short summary of the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission that flew on the Space Shuttle Endeavor in February 2000. The data processing has been completed, and the data is now available.
This is a feature article from Geoplace on the use of GIS and other geospatial technologies to help with conservation efforts to save mountain gorilla habitat in Africa
I haven’t blogged anything yet for the day, so High-Yield Detonation Effects Simulation is the phrase for the day…along with Google Maps
Here is an article from Directions Magazine on a new grant to the Geospatial Information and Technology Association and the Association of American Geographers to help “grow the geospatial workforce”
A nice little note on Geotagging.
Continuing my obsession with extra terrestrial use of geospatial technologies, here is a quick article on Lidar for use on Mars National Post
Backstory: I bought Konfabulator a month ago…a great program that lets you use desktop widgets with Windows (hurry to Intel, Apple!)…
Action: Yahoo! bought the parent company 2 weeks ago and will be releasing the next version as freeware
Result: The company is refunding the purchase to anyone who bought the current version! So cool!!
Back to topic: I am guessing that Yahoo will tie a widget to Yahoo Maps…in fact it wouldn’t be too hard to tie a widget to Google Maps now…hmmmm
Go now and download Konfabulator and lots of widgets. Good stuff…uh-huh.
Another set of links to some of the many Google Map hacks Diggs, Deals, & Google: Cool Uses for Google Maps