I’m back in Stockholm for a week for work, and the first thing I did when I got off the plane was walk into a mobile phone store and get me a Nokia N95. I’ve had little time to play with it yet, but the GPS functionality sure works, and I am looking forward to finding out cool geospatial uses for it. I’m very relieved I write a geospatially themed blog, as it has provided the perfect foil for rationalizing the purchase of a $1,000
phone “mobile multimedia computer” (yes, that’s how much it costs in Sweden.)
Meanwhile a quick processing of Ogle Earth’s various inboxes and alerts:
- Tagzania now also lets you post routes (in addition to placemarks), and Luistxo shows you how.
- A localized version of Google Maps for Belgium is now live — forgot to mention that last week. This also means directions in Google Earth now work for Belgium.
- Virgil Zetterlind of EarthNC, producers of marine charts for Google Earth, writes in that there is now a free online version of the charts. Both the free and the Plus version (on CD or downloadable) have recently been made Mac and Linux compatible.
- The American Institute of Architects gets a default layer in Google Earth sporting really gorgeous textured models of American architectural icons. Frank has details, and a video demo. (Press release)
- Got a Mac? Then check out this Dashboard widget: TNTmap. “TNTmap is a set of interconnected widgets designed to locate, organize, and view WMS geodata”, including in Google Earth.
- San Francisco Emotion Map, in KML.
- The “aid worker” who figured out that you can no longer download Google Earth in Sudan has a blog. And a good one it is too.