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MSN Virtual Earth – A sad reality

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The beta is up and Microsoft has NOT caught up to Google. My three largest issues with this are, in no particualr order:

-Pulling B&W imagery
-Vector overlays on imagery are weak…i.e. too transparent
-No API (at least yet)

One nice thing might be the scratchpad if they take in the right direction.

That is it, hopefully Sue will give more thought to her description…

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Show notes for AVSP Episode 01

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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…)

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Google Moon – Lunar Landing Sites

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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, we’ve added some NASA imagery to the Google Maps interface to help you pay your own visit to our celestial neighbor. Happy lunar surfing.”

Google Moon – Lunar Landing Sites