Two new examples of urban planning using Google Earth:
Robin Capper decided to fact-check official visualizations showing the impact of a controversial new planned waterside stadium in Auckland. It looked suspiciously low on these images when compared to existing buildings, so Robin built his own accurate model. Not surprisingly, it’s taller.
A substantial MATLAB plugin: Matlab2GoogleEarth Toolbox by Scott Davis collects various plotting/drawing functions that can be saved as KML output, and loaded in Google Earth. Global weather modelling output, anyone? (Thanks, Sven!)
Where 2.0 is announced, with a call for proposals. It’s set for May 29-30, 2007 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, CA. Proposals are due Jan 5.
Notes on the political, social and scientific impact of networked digital maps and geospatial imagery, with a special focus on Google Earth.