Resources, software and reviews on the use of Manifold GIS software.
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 […]
Seeking to make the literary experience more vivid, Google has added its popular Google Maps capability to Google Books. Users can now check out the locations mentioned in books by clicking on the locations listed on the search page for a particular book. As a test, I did a search […]
A Tale of Two Sites: Impacts of Relocating L.A.’s Weather Station January 17, 2007 In the classic 1859 novel, “A Tale of Two Cities,” Charles Dickens spins a moral tale of dramatic contrasts between 18th century London and Paris. To modern-day climatologists, though, the story could serve as a metaphor […]
Three thieves came up with the brilliant idea of stealing 14 GPS units from the town of Babylon in New York. Suffolk County Police were able to track down the culprits after town officials, noticing the units missing from a garage in Lindenhurst, activated the GPS signals on the units. […]
It’s being reported on several news outlets and blogs that Google’s search engine now no longer provides links to Yahoo! Maps and to MapQuest as part of their search results. Users are now only provided with Google Maps as the sole map source when performing a search. The blog “Google […]
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 […]
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, […]