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.

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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