If you are interested in scientific applications of Google Earth (and other virtual globe technologies), then the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) is the place to be. They are once again hosting a series of special sessions called “Virtual Globes at AGU” – with many papers, posters, and demonstrations. In 2006 and 2007 I flew out to San Francisco to attend these sessions and learned about a lot of scientific Google Earth applications (see links below). This year’s line up of presentations looks equally fantastic (NOTE: there are four sessions at the top and summaries link to abstracts with more details). Thanks to John Bailey (one of the principle organizers of the Virtual Globes sessions listed on their main web page).
Unfortunately, I’m not going to be able to attend this year. If you plan to attend this year’s AGU, have a good grasp of Google Earth technology, and would like to serve as a Google Earth Blog guest writer, please contact me (leave a comment here, or send me an e-mail – see about page). I will publish several posts covering the AGU event. Don’t be shy, this is a big enough event that more than one reporter may be needed.
Posts on prior GE-related sessions at AGU: