Recent Geonews

Batch Geonews: WorldView-3 Launched, UK to Allow Autonomous Cars, ArcGIS Pro, MapBox GL, and much more

This is an unusually long edition of the geonews in batch mode, covering all of our Summer break.

On the Esri front:

On the remote sensing front:

On the software front:

Discussed over Slashdot:

In the everything-else category:

In the maps category:

Open Source / Data Geonews: the 10 Years of OpenStreetMap adn Related News, WebGL Earth 2, and much more

Still catching up the geonews that showed up during our holiday break, here’s the open source / open data geonews in batch mode.

Open source geospatial software:

Open data:

Everything else open:

Google Geonews: Google Selling its Aerial Imagery, New Explore Feature in Google Maps, Ebola Map, London in 3D, and more

Starting to catch up the numerous geonews of the past weeks covering our Summer break. Here’s the recent Google-related geonews.

From official sources:

From other sources:

10th International gvSIG Conference: “Strategies for the 21st Century”

The 10th International gvSIG Conference, organized by the gvSIG Association, will be held from December 3rd to 5th 2014 at La Petxina Sports-Cultural Complex (Valencia – Spain), under the slogan “Strategies for the 21st Century”.

Call for papers is now open. As of today communication proposals can be sent to the email address: conference-contact@gvsig.com; they will be evaluated by the scientific committee as to their inclusion in the conference program.

There are two types of communication: paper or poster. Information regarding to regulations on communication presentations can be found in the Communications section of the website. Abstracts will be accepted until September 26th.

Organizations interested in collaborating in the event can find information in the section: How to collaborate.

[1] http://jornadas.gvsig.org

Cesium 3D Web Mapping Library 1.0 Released

Cesium is an open-source JavaScript library for creating 3D and 2D web maps.  It uses WebGL for hardware-accelerated graphics.  Version 1.0 includes support for worldwide high-resolution terrain; global imagery from standards such as WMS, OpenStreetMap, Bing Maps, and ArcGIS MapServer; vector data from GeoJSON and TopoJSON; 3D models using glTF; and a large geometry library.