January, 2007


GIS Learning

Aerial Signage Debate

Aerial Signage Debate

A recent post on the All Points Blog brought up an interesting debate about the deliberate inclusion of signs in aerial flyovers. What has triggered this debate that started on Slashdot was the invitation by Google Australia to actively participate in the January 26th flyover of Sydney Australia in celebration […]

Maps and Cartography

UK Intelligence Believes Terrorists are Using Google Earth

UK Intelligence Believes Terrorists are Using Google Earth

The United Kindgom paper the Telegraph recently published an article in which UK intelligence officers assert that terrorists are using Google Earth’s satellite imagery to pinpoint vulnerable British camps in Iraq.  A recent raid of insurgent homes turned up print outs of imagery from Google Earth of sensitive British locations with coordinates printed on the […]

GIS Software

Google and Microsoft Upgrade Their Mapping Applications

Google and Microsoft Upgrade Their Mapping Applications

Information Week reports that both Google and Microsoft have released upgrades for their desktop mapping applications. Google’s Version 4 of Google Earth has improved 3D terrains and buildings as well as enhancements to their user interface. Microsoft’s Visual Earth has upgraded their satellite and aerial imagery in partnership siwth GlobalXplorer, […]