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14 de Febrero 2007

iCommunity.TV - News with Google Earth Location

iCommunity.TV youtube news in Google EarthA new service called iCommunity.TV has been launched which combines video content posted at YouTube, Google Maps and Earth, and input from people around the world to tell the news. They are calling it a "collaborative broadcast network for local news, built with the intention to promote video as a media for citizen reporting". You can view various "channels" or create custom channels (or filters) for subjects or locations you are interested in. Each video or channel is georeferenced and shown with a Google Map, or you can download a "KML" to view the location of the news in Google Earth. The channels are network links and can be saved for future viewing in GE. You can also get RSS feeds for the same information. Here is an example of the Politics Channel in Google Earth.

Free registration allows you to become a news editor and upload and edit your own content. Once you are at the iCommunity.TV site you can watch the news videos, read or make comments, rate the news item, get an RSS feed, etc. I found the concept pretty interesting, and mapping the news makes it more interesting. Supporting Google Earth as well is a smart move too. Thanks to GEB reader Chris Haller from Berlin, Germany - who created the project - for telling me about it. PS Chris tells me he is moving to Denver now.

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 14 de Febrero 2007 a las 08:09 AM

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    The plateau in the state of Oregon located at the intersection of US 395 and state route 31 is the Abert Plateau, not Albert. It was named by J.C. Fremont for Army Colonel Abert, back in 1840-something.

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