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zipdecode map (originally on Digg.com)

This is a fun little tool. Make sure to use the zoom function to really enjoy it 🙂

zipdecode | ben fry

CNET News article on Google Maps

Here is an article from CNET news yesterday that includes some quotes from Lars Rasmussen, the lead engineer of the Google Maps project, who was speaking at a conference on Web engineering.

http://news.com.com/Google+mapper+Take+browsers+to+the+limit/2100-1038_3-5808658.html

A nice tool from NASA

Near real-time tracking of the ISS and satellites at NASA – Science@NASA J-Track 3D

Google: “Take browsers to the limit”

Take browsers to the limit: Google: ZDNet Australia: News: Software

Download Squad – Compare Google Maps and Microsoft Virtual Earth

This is a great link that allows you to quickly find the differences between the two internet map viewers at Download Squad

CNN and West Nile

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.

CNN.com Specials

Historic Maps Online

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.

http://www.davidrumsey.com/collections/cartography.html

Looking to the future of Intergraph – GeoMedia 6.0 Product Suite

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.

New from ESRI, Image Server

I am waiting to get my hands on this to see how well it works compared to loading into a geodatabase or the similar EarthWhere. Take a look at the Image Server information at ESRI Image Server.

Send us your thoughts on AVSP

We now show that the podcast has been downloaded at least 30 times by someone other than me. For those of you coming to download AVSP for the first time or checking out the site after you have listened to the podcast, I encourage you to send us an email at podcast@veryspatial.com to let us know what you think and what you would like us to cover in the future. We plan to spend the next couple of episodes discussing the technology out there right now and how it is being used everyday as well as in research arenas (ours primarily 🙂 ). We look forward to hearing from you!

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