News Roundup

Globe4DToday is a holiday in the US, our Independence Day, so I will be busy lounging around the pool all day and watching fireworks tonight. Here are a few quick cool things for your reading pleasure (I figure since Stefan is also on holiday – but, without Internet – I should provide some news):

  • Globe4D – a really cool video of a research project by Dutch multimedia students from Leiden University. This is a physical device which lets you turn a globe which has a projected computer image. They not only show the Earth and other planets, but also project time so you can see the continents move on the Earth over time. Definitely a must for every space science museum! via Cartography. By the way, I really hope Google adds the 4th dimension to GE as well as support for flying to other worlds like Celestia.
  • Wardriving with Google Earth – At PerryGeo (Matt Perry’s blog) he describes the steps, and provides the code, to take your laptop with Ubuntu Linux and Google Earth and drive around finding WiFi hotspots to map their locations. Cool idea!

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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