Of Interest: Using WordPress as a Data Portal, Map Spamming, Google Earth

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The Fuzzy Tolerance blog has step by step instructions for using WordPress to create your own data portal.

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about “map spamming”.  The BBB defines map spamming as “the practice of dishonest advertisers using popular Web-based map directories, such as Google Maps or Yahoo! Maps, to create the false impression of a business’ local presence.(Via All Points Blog)

On the Google Earth News front:

Google Earth has rolled out new imagery for various locations in the United States, Canada, and various cities and locations around the world.

The LatLong blog has announced a new brand new Google Earth website.     Areas to explore are:

  • Video tutorials: Whether you’re new to Google Earth or an expert user, watch our newvideo tutorials to learn how to create placemarks, record a tour, add a 3D building, import GPS data and more.
  • Community: Get connected with other Google Earth fans in our forums and stay up-to-date through our newsletter, blog and Twitter feeds.
  • More products: See all the different ways you can experience Google Earth. Did you know you can access the 3D globe from your phone or on Google Maps?


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