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WWJava .6 Screen Shots

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The Earth Is Square blog has screenshots of the upcoming WWJava release. From their blog, the new features are airspace shapes and volumes, terrain conforming or not, distance and Area measuring tool and markers. For more information and more screenshots, please visit the blog.
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Interior 3D Building Tour With GE Plugin

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From the Google Earth Blog : “A Singapore-based company called Peekspy has used Google Earth technology in an innovative way. Instead of just showing the normal Earth map or an exterior 3D building, they are instead using Google Earth technology to provide a 3D architectural walkthrough of the inside of a building. Really, its like a 3D tour guide of the interior of a building. They chose to use the new Google Earth plugin to present their building tour which lets you present 3D content in a browser window and put your own interface around the Google Earth window. “

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Tracking Mobile Phones for Shopping Habbits

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The Earth is Square discussed an interesting BBC article about tracking mobile phones to track spending and shopping habbits.

From the BBC article: “Mobiles are assigned a temporary anonymous number by the network called a temporary mobile subscriber identity, or TMSI, which the phone periodically transmits to advise of its location. […] By contrast, depending on how many of their detectors they place in a given space, FootPath’s tracking can be done to a precision of about a metre or two.

From the PI website: “These units calculate the movement of consumers without trequiring the shopper to wear or carry any special equipment.

From the EiS: “But there are good sides to this technology and use. The system could also be useful for researching the layout of train stations, airports, shopping centers, etc. This system ould also be used to find contraband phones in jails and prisons.

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Where 2.0: The State of the Geospatial Web

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The High Earth Orbit discuss an O’Reilly Radar Report named Where 2.0: The State of the Geospatial Web, published in August 2008.

From the entry: “Brady Forrest and I collaborated on producing a business-oriented analysis of the phenomenal growth around geospatial technology. The report, Where2.0: The State of the Geospatial Web covers various aspects of providers and potential opportunities in a variety of domains that are affected by the emergence of many factors. […] In addition to the discussion and analysis of the current state of the geospatial web, the report includes a fairly broad directory of companies, applications, and organizations in Where2.0 across the multiple domains. It also includes in-depth profiles of some of the major players.

Tour of 2008 Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

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blueheeler writes PanglossTech has provided online videos depicting “storm’s eye” viewpoints of the flight paths of the major Atlantic tropical storms during 2008. Storm tracks and historical cyclone frequency are also illustrated.

Prepared with Sea Breeze for World Wind, these videos offer a unique and informative visualization of some of Nature’s most powerful forces.

Tour of 2008 Hurricanes and Tropical Storms