News Roundup

Today’s a travel day for me, so here’s a little news roundup:

  • The word “google” is now official – at least according to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. You can also hear how it is supposed to be pronounced.
  • London in 3D in Google EarthDigital Distributed Environments publishes a video showing their 3D model of London. It is intermixed with some examples of their panorama photos which show their “trademark” ray-traced reflective sphere with the word London in it. What’s significant about the video is the really nice quality models of London, and the following words from the blog entry: “…of course we have it in Google Earth but are still working on the licensing issues…” I hope Google will just license it from them and make it part of Google Earth! Imagine these models combined with the aerial photos of London…
  • OgleEarth Links Page – has been updated. I haven’t been keeping my links page up to date, but I am working on it slowly. In the meantime, check out OlgeEarth’s.
  • RoboGEO 4.2 – This program just keeps getting better. If you are looking to georeference your digital photos using your GPS automagically, there is really no better program. Check out the release notes on this latest version.

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