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Google Earth gets Aerial Photos from Google Kites, Balloons

Google Earth gets Aerial Photos from Google Kites, Balloons | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
Technabob (blog)Google Earth gets Aerial Photos from Google Kites, BalloonsTom's GuideYou've seen the Google cars and maybe even the Google trikes, but what about the Google kites?
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A Map Of Your City’s Invisible Neighborhoods, According To Foursquare

A Map Of Your City’s Invisible Neighborhoods, According To Foursquare | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
Every city is filled with different neighborhoods, but often, you won’t find these places on any map. They’re word-of-mouth zoning distinctions known only to locals.
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Google Maps Updates Panoramio, Improves Geo-Tagging

Google Maps Updates Panoramio, Improves Geo-Tagging | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
Google Maps Updates Panoramio, Improves Geo-TaggingWebProNewsBy Drew Bowling · 3 mins ago · Leave a Comment Since 2006, you've likely been seeing a steady increase of user photos appear in Google Maps whenever you search for a place, most typically...
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The Arkenstone - ارکنستون: New Google Earth Imagery

The Arkenstone - ارکنستون: New Google Earth Imagery | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
New Google Earth Imagery. GE has updated their imagery available of Persian Gulf Islands including Abu Musa, Sirri, and Qeshm. Check it out to see the evolution of military fortifications on these islands.
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KMLZ to Earth Pro

KMLZ to Earth Pro | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
Create KMZ files and view them in Google Earth from photos with EXIF location! KMLZ to Earth Pro allows you to view KML and KMZ files on your Android device using Google Earth. KMLZ to Earth Pro ...
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Where do tweets come from?

Where do tweets come from? | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
A couple of weeks ago, I posted a map of all georeferenced tweets mentioning the #kony video. The patterns were interesting, but not entirely unexpected. A more interesting question though, would be to see what percentage ...
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Google Earth: Advanced Tutorials

Google Earth: Advanced Tutorials | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others.
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OpenStreetMap Celebrates Wikipedia Defection From Google Maps

OpenStreetMap Celebrates Wikipedia Defection From Google Maps | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
For OSM, we see this as validation — another of the world's biggest sites has decided that OSM data is worth switching to,” said Richard Fairhurst, an OpenStreetMap foundation board member, in an email to TPM.
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ArcGIS Explorer Online | Free Online Mapping Tool

ArcGIS Explorer Online | Free Online Mapping Tool | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
ArcGIS Explorer Online is a free online mapping tool that has a similar look and feel to the downloadable desktop version. Easily explore, visualize, & share GIS information.
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Getting Started With QGIS: Open Source GIS

Getting Started With QGIS: Open Source GIS | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
Quantum GIS is an open source GIS desktop software more popularly known as QGIS. QGIS 1.0 was first released in January of 2009 although development on the software began back in 2002 by Gary Sherman with the first versions of the software intended as a GIS data viewer for PostGIS. QGIS is increasingly becoming a viable alternative to commercial GIS desktop software options such as Esri’s ArcGIS suite of GIS software due to its user friendly interface and user support resources including an active user forum
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Interactive Wikipedia mapping tool

Interactive Wikipedia mapping tool | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
The tool currently allows you to explore the geography of all geotagged Wikipedia articles in Arabic, Egyptian Arabic, English, Farsi, French, Hebrew and Swahili. It also allows mapping of a range of metrics including the word ...
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How to Model for Google Earth using Google SketchUp

This video describes step-by-step how to use photographs, Google Earth, Google SketchUp and the 3D Warehouse to create and upload a model for consideration i...
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Nature Valley Trail View

Nature Valley Trail View | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
See the National Parks like never before with Trail View, a first of its kind, streetview-style tour of the hiking trails in the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and the Great Smoky Mountains (RT @campusmaps: Take a hike in the Grand Canyon, Great...
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Using Google Earth on Earth Day | My Google Map Blog

Using Google Earth on Earth Day | My Google Map Blog | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
For those of you stuck inside due to weather, work, or other reasons - perhaps you might want to spend the day exploring our wonderful planet through the power of Google Earth. Here are a few links of stories from Google ...
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Cartographers' Table

Cartographers' Table | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it

Lately there has been a lot of talk about our good friend OpenStreetMap.com. If you haven't heard, OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a project that started in 2004 with a vision to allow anybody in the world to draw one big cumulative map of the world.

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Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL) for Vectors and Rasters

GDAL/OGR Creator Frank Warmerdam - GDAL Present and Future

Thursday, Jun 21, 2012, 7:00 PM

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51 geo-geeks Attending

Hello Geogeeks, For those of you not familiar with GDAL, it is the geospatial data abstraction library for vectors and rasters that is used by most proprietary geo projects (Google Earth, ESRI ArcGIS Desktop/Server, FME, etc etc) as well as the data access foundation for most open source geo projects (GeoDjango, QGIS, gvSIG, Mapserver, etc etc). It...

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For those of you not familiar with GDAL, it is the geospatial data abstraction library for vectors and rasters that is used by most proprietary geo projects (Google Earth, ESRI ArcGIS

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Different Ways to Add Geotagged Photos to Google Earth

Different Ways to Add Geotagged Photos to Google Earth | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
Description of how to geotag images using Picasa, view geotagged images, sync your GPS and camera, and how to embed thumnails in a single KML file.
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Wikipedia ditches Google Maps for OpenStreetMaps after price change

Wikipedia ditches Google Maps for OpenStreetMaps after price change | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
Citing synergistic principles with OpenStreetMaps and an end to Google's free ride for high-volume map users, Wikipedia has dropped Google Maps.
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This is a "fight" to keep your eyes on!

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Free online topographic maps for hiking

Free online topographic maps for hiking | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
Hiking maps are off course essential for planning a trip. While in the old days you had to buy a paper map first before you could start with planning your trip in detail, today you can already start planning your trip entirely from ...
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Digital cartography tools | Space: Above and Beyond

Digital cartography tools | Space: Above and Beyond | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
People have created maps since early civilization, but only recently have digital mapping tools like Google Earth and Maps made it easy to build interactive maps that can be disseminated online. Here's a sleek promo for the ...
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A Glowing Map Of Wikipedia's Worldwide Community

A Glowing Map Of Wikipedia's Worldwide Community | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
Co.DesignA Glowing Map Of Wikipedia's Worldwide CommunityCo.DesignMapping Wikipedia is a project by TraceMedia in conjunction with the Oxford Internet Institute.
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The Twitter Languages of London

The Twitter Languages of London | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it

Last year Eric Fischer produced a great map (see below) visualising the language communities of Twitter. The map, perhaps unsurprisingly, closely matches the geographic extents of the world’s major linguistic groups. On seeing these broad patterns I wondered how well they applied to the international communities living in London....

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MapsTD Turns Google Maps into a Tower Defense Generator

MapsTD Turns Google Maps into a Tower Defense Generator | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it
VentureBeatMapsTD Turns Google Maps into a Tower Defense GeneratorGamespy.comWhile I look forward to using that line while playing the Boston-based missions in Assassin's Creed 3, I'm cheerfully putting it to use right now in a clever little...
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OSGeo.org | Your Open Source Compass

OSGeo.org | Your Open Source Compass | OpenSource Geo & Geoweb News | Scoop.it

OSGeo was created to support the collaborative development of open source geospatial software, and promote its widespread use. Join us by signing up to our mailing lists or check out the Getting Started page to become more involved.

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