- Navideo is software for GPS enabled PocketPC that claims to perform some nifty tricks. You can track other Navideo users in real time, be tracked in turn, or send your position to others via sms/email. Navideo Controller for PC can keep track of multiple clients (using Google Earth), and send them new destinations. I’m sure it’s intended for car fleets, but just think of the real-life games you could build on top of this system…:-) (Via coolsmartphone)
- Simplified Building Concepts is starting up a free SketchUp Library specializing in components and objects to place inside larger projects. You can also upload your own content. It’s in beta, but it looks good.
- Valery Hronusov takes Geology professor Ron Blakey’s renditions of global plate tectonics stretching back 600 million years and wraps them around Google Earth, adding time stamps. His task is made much easier by using EditGrid thus. If you’re wondering whether Google Earth’s timeline supports events 600 million years ago, the answer is No. Valery had to cheat:-).
But one serious question: Is it really at all possible to know where mountain ranges were on these continents half a billion years ago, or are those drawn with a huge dollop of paleopoetic license?