Oxford’s city government has virtually modelled a part of the city with SketchUp, and will release it to the public “once it’s to a completed point where we’re satisfied with it,” reports the Oxford Press.
TechCrunch’s rumor about Google having acquired street-level image collector Vutool is now two days old, and still there’s no confirmation from any party that it’s true. I wonder what Arrington meant when he wrote: “There are strong indications that Google is the acquiror.” That doesn’t sound like a sure thing, and remember, TechCrunch also got the Google Earth Metaverse rumor wrong. So we’ll just have to wait this out.
Notes on the political, social and scientific impact of networked digital maps and geospatial imagery, with a special focus on Google Earth.