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.
This episode is generally an introduction of things to come. We will be focusing on Geography and geospatial technologies, with an eye to bring a discussion of Geography to a broader audience. With the ever broadening use of geospatial technologies such as internet mapping and GPS this clearly a good time to try to share how these technologies have grown out of geographic traditions. (more…)
Microsoft’s Virtual Earth http://virtualearth.msn.com will begin its Beta on Monday. As according to the following blog it was up for a short while over the weekend, but is back down. So for those of you who hear me rambling on the podcast about this, it was being recorded during this sneak peek.
As with most of the things in the world, there are Wikipedia entries for many spatial subjects from tech to concepts. Here is our frst pointing out of something on Wikipedia…I am sure it will not be the last.
This is nicely tied to the upcoming moon rover that will be catching satellite imagery and elevations (along with other sensors) of the moon. I can’t wait to be able to play with lunar data 🙂
“In honor of the first manned Moon landing, which took place on July 20, 1969, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve added some NASA imagery to the Google Maps interface to help you pay your own visit to our celestial neighbor. Happy lunar surfing.”