News Roundup

Quick Friday morning news roundup:

  • You can watch a video of the Google Geo Developer Day announcements here thanks to Google Video. This includes the major announcements made at the Googleplex on June 12th. This video also includes the showcase presentations by Mike Pegg of GoogleMapsMania, and by myself of Google Earth Blog. Thanks to GEC’s PhilVerney for pointing this out to me.
  • Valery Hronusov from Russia’s Academy of Science has been busily producing all kinds of new things again: He has released KMLer 1.2, an extension for creating visualizations from ESRI’s ArcGIS software, which includes support for the recently released KLM 2.1 specification (including level of detail).
  • Valery has also discovered you can drag and drop or select multiple KML/KMZ files to open in the CTRL-O/open window for GE V4.
  • And finally, Valery and his associates have produced a fantastic collection of aviation related information including airways, navigation points, and airspaces for the entire world. I will be doing a special write-up on this one soon.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.

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