23 de Enero 2007
News roundup: Google vs. Microsoft, 3D San Jose, Endurance, Weather, Off the Map
- Google Vs. Microsoft Aerial Dogfight - Yesterday I reported that Google announced plans to shoot aerial photos on Friday for Australia Day in Sydney. Today, the Sydney Morning Herald reports that Microsoft has also announced to do the same thing. Gee, I wonder if they both plan to take photos of the Superbowl?
- 3D San Jose - The GIS folks in San Jose have released the 3D buildings which I mentioned they were developing last November. The San Jose 3D Buildings (8.3 Mbytes) require GE 4, but they don't have textures. They are also rather complex - so they may effect performance in GE.
- HMS Endurance - An excellent GE documentary of this year's expedition to Antartica by the Royal Navy's Ice Patrol Vessel HMS Endurance has been posted at the GEC by 'saellis'. The HMS Endurance file includes tracks and placemarks with photos, links to stories, and even video. This reminds me of the excellent Shackleton GE historical documentary.
- Weather - DestinSharks.com has taken the same methodology they used for their ship weather reporting system and collected similar data from the NOAA airport weather called METAR. Now you can get a visual impression of winds, wind direction, and visibility for the entire US based on the placemark icons (read the post for details). Download the NOAA METAR network link here . DestinSharks also has put together several weather resources into a single combined network link.
- Off the Map - GoogleSightseeing's new book "Off the Map" got a write-up in the New York Post.
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