This is a summary of some stories and updates from the weekend:
- Iran Nuclear Sites on Google Earth – Stefan at OgleEarth found some new satellite photos with analysis of the sites where Iran is developing enriched uranium. He overlays the satellite photos in Google Earth so you can see how fast the sites are developing, where the underground processing facilities were built, tunnel entrances, etc. Stefan also points out some possible military strategy for dealing with the sites. See the image overlays here and use the transparency slider to compare to Google Earth’s data. I recommend you read his blog entry.
- Avian Flu weekly update – Declan Butler announced his weekly update to his Avian Flu map at his blog and describes some new features. The main new feature is it now starts off showing the changes since the last update. Declan also provides links and commentary to related articles about Avian flu, and some comments on a panel session he shared with Tim O’Reilly on “Web 2.0 in Science”. By the way, the flu is really spreading, a lot of new cases in Germany. Check out the Avian Flu map here.
- Phone 2 Google Earth – Noel Jenkins describes, at his blog Digital Geography, his experience with the Phone 2 Google Earth application which lets you record your GPS track with a Nokia Series 60 phone directly to a Google Earth KML file. Noel shows an example of using the application. You can read more on the application here at Real Track.