Street View System for $300

While OpenStreetMap is continuing to hand data vendors their posteriors, some things, like Google Street View, would seem difficult for the crowd to replicate. Perhaps not for much longer. I just ran across this in Wired

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Make Smarter - PGCon, Google Earth Trek, and More

PGCon - the PostgreSQL Conference - wrapped up in May, and they’ve posted many of their session online for free, including slide shows and videos. The links are in the notes for each session/tutorial. The videos are host

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Easy Grids in Google Earth

For those of you that live your lives on the grid (ba hahaha! oh, I slay me), the great Free Geography Tools blog posted a link to some grid layers shared by Earth Point. The grids include Degrees/Minutes/Seconds, WGRS,

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Google Earth Flight/Sub/Spacecraft Simulator

Google Earth has had a flight simulator built in for quite a while (hit CTRL-A), but as the Google Earth Blog points out, with the new data available in Google Earth 5, you can also fly under water or on Mars. Just get t

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Google Earth 5.0 is Out, and it's Awesome

In the ohboyohboyohboy department, Google Earth 5.0 has been released. You can read a good summary and watch a video on the Google blog, but here’s a quick summary of the new features: The thing people have been talk

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Surfing Google Earth

I spotted this on the Google Earth Blog. It needs no further explanation: The developer is planning on releasing the source code sometime soon.

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Ancient Rome in Google Earth

From the I-am-Spartacus! department, an article on BBC alerted me to a detailed 3D rendering of ancient Rome in Google Earth. Just fire up Google Earth, head to Gallery in the Layers section, and turn on Ancient Rome in

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