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Welcome back.. Microsoft rejoins the OGC

In another example of the overlap between neo and paleogeography Microsoft announced yesterday on their Virtual Earth Blog that they have rejoined the Open Geospatial Consortium the industry standards body for “professional” GIS. Along with the new support for KML in virtual earth, I would say the geoweb is beginning to develop quite nicely ! […]

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Time comes to Google Earth

Just finished the plenary presentations at this years AGI conference, which actually nicely coincided with the latest revision of both Virtual Earth, Google Earth and the imminent release of ArcGIS explorer. For me the most interesting demo was the new Google Earth to be released tonight which brings a basic temporal capability, Michael Jones demonstrated […]

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A picture is worth a thousand words ?

Not when it comes to Geographic Information I would argue… Adena very well I think identified the massive interest in imagery demonstrated by the vendors at this years ESRI UC exhibition in her latest directions magazine editorial. Imagery is great as context to other types of spatial information, but on its own I believe it’s […]

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Middle East mashup

In the world of pin map mashups, it is hearting to see the avaibility of mapping api’s used in a more construcutive way that yet another real estate application. The Truth Laid Bear blog has produced a virtual earth mash-up which is tracking the latest middle east war and identifing the locations of blogs still […]

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Virtual Earth UK, now with new imagery!

Microsoft have launched a new UK versions of virtual earth with new imagery sourced from getmapping. The imagery seems to leapfrog the imagery in google earth/maps seeming to be more recent at least in the area I looked at and appears to be around the same resolution 15-20cm. Remember Microsoft have adopted a more conventional […]