Looks like the Bing maps crew has rollwed out another huge image update to the map service. This roll out includes imagery for: The Russian Federation, Australia, Mexico and most places in the US where we had black and white imagery. See also the Bing Maps World Tour http://bingmapsupdates.cloudapp.net/ for a fabulous service giving you immediate access to hot spots where new imagery is available.
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SlopeViews has announced the beta release of a new virtual tour application that allows ski resorts to showcase their ski runs, lifts, and base village in 360° street view style. OnSnow integrates 360° video with any trail map, village map, or building floorplan. In a double-paned window, users can see an interactive trail map in one pane, and synchronized 360° immersive video in the other. Ski runs, lifts, and select mountain features represent “video paths” shot with SlopeViews’ 360° video camera. See More or jump to http://www.slopeviews.com/onsnow-beta/ and try the sample video and imagery. Select a ski trail then view the immersive media view associated with that run… very cool!
Looks like the long anticipated DIGG app for iPhone is now here (although the app seems to be spontaneously crashing my iPhone!). From the DIGG blog… We wanted to make it easy to discover interesting content on your phone and to easily jump into the conversations around that content. You can browse lists of recent content, search for the topics you care about, and save stories to check out later. Best of all, you can join in on the curation by Digging and burying stories and comments right from your phone! See more at DIGG.com or search DIGG in the iTunes store…
I recall back in the day when Autodesk was keen on informing the GIS crowd about their GIS software solutions and related events (like Autodesk U). Today, however, updates from Autodesk regarding their software suite seem to trickle in with relatively little fanfare. Just today though, Autodesk is hosting an online event to announce details of their 2011 product suite touting the enhanced 3D features and functionality . see details of their latest solutions HERE
Do you have a tough time deciding which social location application to use when you check in from your favorite venues? Do you arrive at a place of interest and find yourself stopping to check-in via foursquare, GoWalla, Brightkite and others? If so then you’ll be interested in Check.in a cool app that’s in the works from the creators of Brightkite. In my mind, Brightkite is likely one of the best and most under-rated social location services around… I think maybe they were a little too good too soon! Not much info at this time but the app is going to offer multiple social checkin (from which services??) – kudos to the devlopers… you knew someone was going to do this eventually! The app is currently in a Beta and accepting requests for invites see http://check.in/
Imagine this, as of a few days ago, many areas of New York have seen only a 6% return rate of Census forms… this compares to other regions where almost 50% return rates are being seen! The Census Bureau has a cool website at http://2010.census.gov/2010census/ where you can see visually exactly which regions of the country are not submitting their Census forms. The site also has information, messages from the Director and other useful related Census information. Still waiting for your Census form? Use this site to locate it! See http://2010.census.gov/2010census/
Field Assets, the cool GIS data collection tool for iPhone from LBS Wireless (Australia) has recently been updated. The company have partnered with Arc2Earth in response to a growing demand by their Field Assets users, to view their GIS data in GIS applications such as ArcGIS and online viewers including Google Earth, Google Maps and Virtual Earth. See more details HERE