Monday, April 30, 2007

Virtual Earth imagery/3D updates

It's a pretty long list, but has some random places. Was Beaverton, OR really high on anyone's list for 3D coverage?

Oh, and they've moved to version 5.0, whatever that means. I'm hopeful there's more pain of recoding than cool new features for those that chose the VE path over Google. Yah, I'm a jerk.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Google on the Simpsons

Homer is spotted laying out naked in his backyard with a Google Earth type of app.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

More Phoenix Downtown in 3d warehouse

More buildings of Downtown Phoenix have been added, but US Airways Center (Home of the Suns) and the Hyatt are only partially built. I am assuming this means better models are arriving soon.

But UP Stadium in Glendale is being attacked by some strange barn looking stadium.

Monday, April 23, 2007

New York City in 3D, in Microsoft VE

We're going to hear about this... sigh.!369B39F890CE30C1!341.entry

Google Spreadsheets Geocode?

Google Spreadsheets has functions that geocode? That would be an interesting step toward making mapping easier and more automated.

Friday, April 20, 2007

More on KML & GML

This is a useful post containing info on how the two standards work well together and an example of potential usage. A solution similiar to this might be what works best for FM2.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Google's sacrificial offering of KML to OGC

so Google wants .KML to be the .doc or .html of geospatial. that's so sweet of them. does everyone else get onboard or just ignore it?

OGC will supposedly make the KML 3.0 version.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

California Data Site Coming Soon

Might make it easier to collect data for California, also might be more data available now there's a home for it.!.html

3D Route Maps in Singapore from Tele Atlas

Looks good and is based off of top quality street networks as well. I wonder if/when they'll try to have this in the US?,39050922,62003906,00.htm

Friday, April 6, 2007

GeoRSS support from the GYM bunch of online maps

Time to tidy up those old georss experiments i did with some of our data. Anytime the entire GYM does something, they tend to get competitive about it, and everyone else wants to adopt as well.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Tornado history and paths in Google Earth

Very cool use of both Google Maps and Google Earth. You can view info about a specific tornado, then view and fly-through the path in Google Earth.

Go directly to the app at:

Read an article about it at:

Monday, April 2, 2007

Whoa, Virtual Earth 3D models do look cool!369B39F890CE30C1!327.entry

this kind of quality is only in a handful of locations so far, but it does look really good.