Before today’s links, just a quick announcement: I’ve finally done it: I now deliver all the results of my productivity via the internet. This means I can work anywhere on Earth (as long as I’m near broadband), and I am taking advantage of this happy state of affairs by moving to Cairo. I’ll be arriving there on March 1, but until then I’ll be skiing. The upshot: Extremely light blogging on Ogle Earth this coming week, until I get my bearings in Cairo. If you happen to live in Egypt and are reading this, do get in touch.
- Brian Flood has a preview of his Arc2Earth Publisher server product, showing a dynamically generate elevation overlay, both in Google Earth and Google Maps. Very useful and well executed.
- Christian Spanring is working on a draft geo URI (Uniform Resource identifier) scheme. The effort even has a website. (Every time such a new scheme is proposed, I link back to my own humble proposal from many moons ago.)
- From the Google Earth Community:
THANK YOU GOOGLE EARTH FOR ADDING THE RED BORDER OF NAGORNO KARABAGH REPUBLIC.
My next petition is to rename it’s capital from Xankandi to Stepanakert.
Some people are very difficult to please:-)
- A page with direct links to a selection of KML files found on Google Earth Community, sorted by type.
- I knew I’d forgotten a geocoder for a content management system somewhere: PleiadesGeocoder is a KML and GeoRSS plugin for Plone, a Python CMS. (Via Import Cartography)
- 3D Live Stats is a prettily rendered virtual globe dedicated to just one thing — visualizing the whereabouts of your site visitors, live.