Impressive imagery from Google via Google earth tour guide. This from Google… “Our new 3D imagery of entire metropolitan areas brings a new frontier to your fingertips. Also, the new tour guide makes exploring the world even easier by suggesting landmarks or natural wonders that you might not know to search for.” See more at http://www.google.com/earth/explore/products/mobile.html
Archives for June 27, 2012
Today at Google I/O Google lifted the lid off their new tablet offering (Actually many of you will consider it an E reader) the Google Nexus 7. The device has a 7″ screen and tight Google Play integration – ideal for watching videos and consuming digital media like e-books and music (sorry, Google play music is only available in the US). The device will sell for $199 and come with a $25 Google play credit to consume data. Device can be ordered today and will ship in July (to US, Canada, UK… more countries to follow) Some specs:
- Nexus 7
- 7″ display
- Quad core CPU
- Front facing camera
- Connectivity – Wifi, Bluetooth
- Gyroscope, accelerometer
- 9hr video playback, 300 hrs standby time
- Weights 340 grams -same as a small book
- Designed for single hand use
- Google play integration (music movies, apps, magazines…)
Time for another Google I/O event and once again Google will be live streaming portions of the event so all of us that couldn’t make it to San Fran can still enjoy it, albeit without all the Google Kool-Aid and amazing free Swag that no doubt the attendees will be walking away with! Live feed is added below (hopefully the code works!) if not, see developers.google.com/events/io
An amazing opportunity for students has been brought to my attention by gene Roe of LiDARnews, Gene shares an update on the Trimble Survey Student Paper Competition. From Gene… As somewhat of a follow up to the last post on attracting students to the industry (see the numerous comments that have been sent) I wanted to call attention to Trimble’s Survey Student Paper Competition. This is being held in connection with Trimble’s user conference – Dimensions 2012.
The winner of the contest will receive 4 nights’ accommodation at the Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas, and round trip airfare or ground transportation to Las Vegas to attend Dimensions 2012 and present their paper. The approximate value of the prize is $4,500.
Now here’s the really impressive part.Trimble will also donate a Trimble R8 GNSS product to the winner’s educational institution, and the winner agrees to provide all relevant details to Trimble in connection with such activity. The approximate value of the donation is $30,000.