Links: Google Geo Data Grows, Maps Gets YouTube, Licensing, GeoServer Nod

  • Google Geo Data Grows – O’Reilley’s Brady Forrest talks about the huge growth of geospatial data resulting from Google’s big investments over the last few years. Some really nice illustrations and video clips in Brady’s post.

  • Maps Gets You Tube – Keir describes the new feature added to Google Maps adding the YouTube video layer which Google Earth has had since October 2007. You can find the YouTube layer in Google Earth under the “Gallery” layer folder.

  • Licensing – Google put up a post describing the basic process if you (or your government) would like to license (or grant) data to Google for use in Google Earth or Maps.

  • GeoServer Nod – Google’s Geospatial Technologist Ed Parsons gives a big nod to (i.e. he really likes) GeoServer‘s new KML serving capabilities. GeoServer is a Java-based software server that allows users to view and edit geospatial data.

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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