This via Techcrunch regarding Google latest acquisition of Quicksee, an Israeli start-up. According to reports, Google is buying Israeli startup Quicksee, also known as MentorWave Technologies, for an estimated $10 million. Quicksee makes 3D video tour software that can be pinned on a Google Map. It results in an effect similar to what you can see in Street View on Google Maps, allowing the viewer to pan around and see a panoramic image of a location. Except that the panoramic images do not require expensive 3D cameras mounted on top of a Googel vehicle. Anybody can create one with a regular video camera and Quicksee software. See more on this at Techcrunch or see also http://www.mentorwave.com/
Archives for September 13, 2010
In an interesting move, Motorola has introduced the world to the rugged Android OS device, the DEFY using the Oprah show as the forum… wow! Some details – Motorola DEFY is scratch and water resistant as well as dust proof, protecting you from life’s little challenges such as a sudden rain shower to a drop in the sand. Pre-installed on the DEFY, CrystalTalk® PLUS vanquishes noisy environments with two microphones that intelligently filter out background noise and amplify your voice so you don’t have to shout. Features a durable form-factor and 5-megapixel camera featuring a flash, digital zoom and auto focus. See details HERE
A cool update from team TomTom. According to the Youtube, a New update of TomTom App coming soon! Check out some of the new and current features of the smartest, easiest to use turn-by-turn navigation on your iPhone or iPod touch. Buy the app today at a $10 discount and get the new update free when it goes live!
Interesting mobile news here as the gvSIG Mini development team is proud to announce the release of the stable version gvSIG Mini for Android 1.0. gvSIG Mini is a free viewer of free access maps based on tiles . gvSIG Mini is a free viewer of free access tile-based maps Many On/Offline Maps – See more details HERE
– Microsoft Bing
– Google Maps
– PNOA (ES)
– Ordnance Survey (UK)
– Yandex (RU)
– See more HERE
A call for venues has been released for the SOtM event 2011. Details from the blog…
Manchester, Limerick, Amsterdam, Girona …. where next? Well, that’s up to you! The call for venues is now open! So far, three bids have been presented from three continents. Who will lead the organizing committee to present a bid for SotM – McMurdo Station? To be able to make a good decision your proposal should at least contain the following information:
* Name of the group or individual applying
* Name, address and short description of the proposed conference venue
* A short impression how the State of the Map 2011 would look like
* Ideas for community-building activities
* Information about the city/region (transport, accommodation, etc).
* An estimate of the costs of the venue and catering
Please have your proposal ready by October 15th 2010. Get more details and prepare your bids now.
A number of Geo tech professionals are in the Twin Cities this week for the annual NSGIS meeting (National States Geographic Information Council). For those interested in real-time updates from the event, a number of the attendees have been tweeting using the official event hasgtag #NSGIC… follow along for some commentary and info from some very bright minds! See also http://www.nsgic.org and @NSGIS on Twitter. Search #NSGIC HERE
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NSGIC provides a unified voice on geographic information and technology issues, advocates State interests, and supports its membership in their statewide initiatives. The Council actively promotes prudent geospatial information integration and systems development. NSGIC reviews legislative and agency