A new resource is now online and rolling out at openaddresses.org – simply put, the resource boasts “OpenAddresses is a web portal for the management of Open Source worldwide localized postal addresses.” So far the web service has a pretty slick UI using the OpenStreetMap base and some limited functionality with promises of more to come soon. http://openaddresses.org/ – To support the effort the resource also has a Google Group as well as a project Wiki hosted on Google Code
Archives for March 29, 2010
Trust the innovative team at uMapper (Twitter @uMapper) to come out with a nifty tool that enables users to visualize tweets about Where2.0 on a map – enter the uMapper Twitter map. A handy way to see all the geotagged tweets about #Where20… nice stuff Andrei! Source: The uMapper blog)
The Multi-Resolution Land Characteristics (MRLC) Consortium is a group of federal agencies who first joined together in 1993 (MRLC 1992) to purchase Landsat 5 imagery for the conterminous U.S. and to develop a land cover dataset called the National Land Cover Dataset (NLCD 1992). In 1999, a second-generation MRLC consortium was formed to purchase three dates of Landsat 7 imagery for the entire United States (MRLC 2001) and to coordinate the production of a comprehensive land cover database for the nation called the National Land Cover Database (NLCD 2001). These data are now available via FTP download. See more details HERE or jump to http://www.mrlc.gov
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.
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!