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A Google Street View Camera Car on display at Google's campus in Mountain View, CA, USA

The Many Modes of Google’s Street View Program

Google’s street level imagery gathering is an enormous data collecting effort.  Street View launched in May of 2007 and Google has since collected over 20 petrabytes of imagery with its program.  Google’s Street View provides 360-degree panoramic views in 39 countries and over 3,000 cities.  The number of places where Street […]

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Voronoi diagram for every Starbucks location. Map by James Davenport.

Geospatial Redux: Creative Users for Street View, Esri’s Service Credit Estimator, USAToday Goes with MapBox

Google Maps and Data News The largest Street View release by Google was recently announced.  Over 250,000 miles of street level imagery was released in the latest update and includes increased street coverage for  Macau, Singapore, Sweden, the U.S., Thailand, Taiwan, Italy, Great Britain, Denmark, Norway and Canada. Google’s litigation front […]

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Geospatial Redux: Street View Now on Mobile Phones, Hubway Data Visualization Challenge,

Geospatial Redux: Street View Now on Mobile Phones, Hubway Data Visualization Challenge,

The workaround for those steadfast on using Google Maps on their iPhones was to create a shortcut for Google Maps on the device.  Even with that solution, one of the grumblings about losing Google Maps as the backend for Apple iOS’ Map App was the loss of street level data.  Now Google Maps […]

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Armchair Geography

Armchair Geography

Geospatial technology has allowed users the ability to travel the world without ever leaving home.  Users can explore the world, inside and out.  Last October, Google unveiled Google MapsGL which uses Google Maps and Web Graphics Library (WebGL), bring 3D graphics to web browsers.  Showcasing the advancement were sample 3D tours […]

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Privacy in GIS Issues

Privacy in GIS Issues

The increase usage of GIS and associated geospatial technologies has brought with it a rise in public concern over privacy. The proliferation of easily accessible public geographic information via the web is one of the reasons.  The availability of not only aerial and satellite imagery but also street level imagery […]

GIS Career and Jobs

GeoBriefs: Canadian Geomatics Employment Center, ResMap, ArcGIS Explorer

GeoBriefs: Canadian Geomatics Employment Center, ResMap, ArcGIS Explorer

The Canadian Geomatics Employment Center website provides users with tools to help find GIS, Remote Sensing, CAD, and Mapping jobs by connecting Canadian employers with qualified job seekers. Registration and resume posting is free to job seekers and employers: Canadian Geomatics Employment Center. Elizabeth Ward from the Washington Post has a review of […]