- The mobile publishing revolution will be mapped… Twitter Facts lists SEVEN different Twitter mapping solutions. Twittervision cousin Twittermap is especially interesting — it shows the most recent tweets for a given zoomed-in view. So far, no solution that I am aware of offers a network link for Google Earth, and it is not yet possible to see just the georeferenced tweets of the people you subscribe to. But I’m guessing that this is just a matter of time.
- Of interest to GIS pros (but no doubt they already know): Brian Flood & Co’s Arc2Earth Publisher has been released. Arc2Earth Publisher goes beyond the exporting of ESRI ArcGIS content to KML that Arc2Earth Standard does; it can also publish map tiles for Google Earth, the Google Maps API, and the Microsoft Virtual Earth API; it can even write the API code for you; and you have the option of serving the tiles from Amazon S3′s scalable server space. Also, Arc2Earth Publisher can do Google Earth Superoverlays, so that you get progressively higher resolution tiles shown as you zoom in.
The upshot for us consumers? More good content. FYI, Arc2Earth was used in the making of many of the prototypes for the Darfur layers, currently in Google Earth.
- Live Maps/Virtual Earth/Live Local’s product manager responds to the Laudati/Scoble thread on the web app’s inability to gain prominence. He doesn’t seem to think the multiple names are too much of a problem (and I think he is wrong), but he does praise the Google Maps developers for their slick new editing features (as we did:-)