Google Earth and for those of you who wanted it to become more realistic, youve got your wish.Google Earth 6, as its being called, includes three main items of interest: Integrated Street View, 3D trees and easy-to-use historical imagery.
Sharing a joint mission to map the universe, Slooh and Google today unveiled the launch of the Slooh layer in Google Earth, a live astronomy feature that brings the power of live space exploration to Google's global audience. The new Slooh "map the universe" layer integrates Slooh's Space Camera technology and worldwide network of powerful robotic mountaintop telescopes with the Google Earth application. Anyone, regardless of age or skill level, can explore outer space in real-time and play an active role in mapping the universe.Slooh is an online Space Camera that streams live views from robotic telescopes stationed in the Canary Islands, Chile and Australia.
Seeking to exploit the Internet's potential for prying open closed societies, the Obama administration will permit technology companies to export online services like instant messaging, chat and photo sharing to Iran, Cuba and Sudan, a senior administration official said Sunday.
NOAAs Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research and Google have signed a cooperative research and development agreement outlining how they will work together to create state-of-the-art visualisations of scientific data to illustrate how our planet works.Under the agreement, NOAA and Google plan to work together on research and development to join NOAAs oceanographic, meteorological, biological, and climatological data with Googles software capabilities. The wide availability of Googles Internet tools has the potential to bring visualizations of NOAA data to new audiences around the world.
Live3D is a web-based application that allows users to update the geometry and textures in Google Earth to see what the world looks like at this very moment. Users are encouraged to take one of the many outdoor webcam images and embed them three-dimensional space, constructing a scene with up-to-date images.Live3D can also calibrate camera images and infer the camera's location and orientation. So, without leaving your desk, you can geo-locate and geo-orient a camera (usually to within a couple meters).
Google.org have announced the launch of their new "high-performance satellite imagery-processing engine" which can process terabytes of information on thousands of Google servers. The results can be seen online.