Interesting confirmation by All Points Blogof the low-key launch of SkylineGlobe. Remember also how ArcGIS Explorer’s anticipated launch was delayed from the end of July, soon after Géoportail’s disastrous debut? I think lessons were learned from the French debacle — namely, that not being able to meet demand can be a reputation killer. In other words, stage-fright can be a wise sentiment.
This came out in August, but hasn’t been blogged here yet: It’s a Google Earth plugin pack for the Franson GpsGate ($10) which lets you use a GPS device with a number of applications simultaneously — this now includes live tracking in Google Earth. It’s made in Stockholm, so it must be good:-)
FS Earth, which plots your virtual plane’s position in your flight simulator to Google Earth, is now compatible with Microsoft’s Flight Simulator X (in addition to Flight Simulator 2004). FSX is due out before the end of the year. Until then, there is a trial version. (Via AVSIM Online)
PictureSync for Mac (and soon Windows) ($14) lets you annotate and batch-upload your photos to a range of online photo sharing services. In version 1.6 you can geocode photos using Google Earth.
Notes on the political, social and scientific impact of networked digital maps and geospatial imagery, with a special focus on Google Earth.