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 Post subject: Resources online
PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 5:38 pm 
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My wife and I were planning a trip to visit a friend in Pasadena for the upcoming Labor Day weekend. We"ve been hearing about the huge Station Fire burning in the nearby hills, and have been diligently searching for maps and news with the latest updates. For us, it"s a mere matter of deciding whether we"ll hop in the car tomorrow, but for many of you out there, the latest update on the fire"s progress will help you keep tabs on loved ones or perhaps even your own property and safety. That"s why a cross-team group at Google has launched a California Wildfires landing page, with:

  • a My Maps map from the Los Angeles Times tracking the latest position of the fire,
  • status updates from the US Forest Service,
  • YouTube videos of the fire,
  • a Google News gadget with latest news and
  • other updates from relevant sources

In addition, our partners at DigitalGlobe have made available some stunning satellite imagery tracking the fires, which you can get by downloading this kml to open within Google Earth.

We also created a time-series of lower resolution imagery from NASA"s MODIS Terra satellite. To watch the progression of the fire simply download the KML and click the play button in the upper left hand corner of the Google Earth viewport. You may want to play it more than once to allow the imagery to load if you want a smoother transition during playback. You can also turn individual images on and off.


If you live in the area, please stay safe. Depending on how the winds shift and the continuing heroic work of the firefighters, Laura and I just might see on you on Colorado Blvd. this weekend.





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 Post subject: Microsoft Windows 7 (Finally) Comes Home
PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:10 am 
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It"s been 10 months since the code for the Windows 7 beta leaked to BitTorrent. That leak was quickly followed by an official free beta release the first week of January and a release candidate in April. Hardware manufacturers have had their hands on the final version since July, and today is finally your day--the day you can buy a machine running Windows 7 pre-installed.


In fact, Microsoft today started selling third-party hardware from their Web site for the first time in tandem with the launch. Obviously there"s a lot that"s been refined and tweaked with the new Windows, but one of the biggest additions is the incorporation of multitouch display support in the OS"s core. So naturally, pretty much every major hardware manufacturer had a landslide of new desktops, laptops and netbooks designed for Win 7. Check out our multiouch hardware gallery to see our picks for the eight best-in-breed Win7 machines.




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 Post subject: Microsoft cost cuts start to pay off as it pins hopes on Windows 7
PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:33 am 
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Microsoft"s shares jumped 8pc on Friday after the software company beat analysts expectations but Windows 7 faces threat from free rivals.

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 Post subject: YouTube cashes in on one billion weekly views
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:03 am 
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YouTube is now making money from one billion video views per week.

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 Post subject: Mystery over identity of YouTube star iamamiwhoami
PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:05 pm 
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A series of mysterious music clips uploaded on YouTube by the user
iamamiwhoami, have puzzled thousands of fans as speculation grows who is
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 Post subject: Find the places you care about in Google Earth
PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:51 am 
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On March 19, we announced some changes to the Google Earth layers panel intended to make browsing easier (with more descriptive icons, including more than 40 different icons to indicate place types). We also made some changes to the way layers are organized, with the goal of making it easier to find and control our top three layers:

We made the recent changes as part of our continual attempt to streamline and simplify the browsing experience, particularly for casual (or brand new!) Google Earth users. But we know we also have a very loyal community of users who werent happy with the changes. One of the most common complaints was that we removed the ability to individually select certain layers (such as Parks or Transportation), which now appear in our default-on Places of Interest layer.

Weve been listening, and today we released some changes to make these separate layers available again in Google Earth. You can now once again expand the Labels folder:
You can also find Parks and Recreation Areas under More, as well as specific place categories like schools or coffee shops in our new Place Categories folder:

Finally, were working to restore our separate Transportation layers in the near future, and appreciate your patience while we make the required changes.

We"d like to make some further changes in the future to streamline the Ocean, Gallery, and Global Awareness content in our Layers panel, but we realize that many of you have very specific interests and want to easily find the information you care most about. In the interest of making these changes as painless as possible, we invite you to make suggestions about how best to organize the Layers panel in Google Earth.





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 Post subject: Explore the world with new iGoogle themes
PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:15 pm 
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Today the iGoogle team announced a new set of themes designed for the world traveler in all of us. There are 25 themes that highlight places around the world and include beautiful scenery, historic monuments, exotic beaches, iconic cities, and breathtaking sites.

In addition to partnering with National Geographic Society, LIFE, Lonely Planet, UNESCO, and visiteurope.com to bring you the stunning imagery featured in most of the themes, we also created a couple of themes using imagery from Google Earth.

The 3D Views in Google Earth theme gives you a birds-eye view of a couple of natural wonders in the Unites States -- the Grand Canyon and the Great Lakes. It transports you to the last of the remaining Seven Wonders of the Ancient World -- the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. And you can view the stunning architecture of the Taj Mahal in India. Lastly, relax in Positano, Italy, or Bondi Beach, Australia.

The 3D Cities in Google Earth theme puts you in the middle of the action in New York City and Tokyo. It transports you to the ancient ruins of Athens, Greece, and takes you down under to Melbourne, Australia. It also gives you a glimpse into the historic architecture of Budapest, Hungary; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Vienna, Austria.
We hope that you enjoy our new iGoogle themes and that theyll help inspire you to keep exploring the world around you.





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 Post subject: Collaborative mapping for major disasters
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:00 am 
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[cross-posted from the Official Google Enterprise Blog]

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Today"s guest author is A.J. Clark, President of Thermopylae Sciences and Technology, which helps developers build new applications with the Google Earth browser plug-in on Google Earth Enterprise through the iSpatial framework. A.J. works on the visualization, analysis, and dissemination of disaster/post-conflict data with a focus on emerging technologies that support participatory, collaborative approaches to spatial content creation and infrastructure development.

In the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, an urgent need for geospatial data sharing arose. As aid organizations and governments rushed to help, the collection and sharing of large amounts of geographic information among many sources and users presented a daunting challenge.

In response, the United States Southern Command (
USSOUTHCOM) made information and tools available through an interactive mapping website which they call a User Defined Operational Picture (UDOP), built on the Google Earth Enterprise platform to make visualizing the map and overlaid data easy and clear. Public sites are now available both for the Haiti earthquake and the Chile earthquake, where thousands of users can view, create, and edit spatial data (please note that you will be prompted to download the Google Earth plugin to view this data through these links.)




The system was rapidly deployed using an enterprise geospatial framework called iSpatial, which provides an open platform for the integration of dynamic data and the development of interactive applications. The data is displayed using the Google Earth browser plug-in and API, which enables the visualization of geographic data layers in the rich, 3D Google Earth environment, on any web page.

The breadth of data sources and content producers contributing to and making use of the UDOP reflected the global community supporting the relief effort. The combination of participatory geospatial content, the collaborative nature of the UDOP and the ability to integrate mobile applications as direct content producers is available for ongoing relief efforts. This is an evolving capability within SOUTHCOM as we break new ground in providing collaborative tools for humanitarian aid and disaster relief efforts.

Note: to see imagery and maps in Google Earth, you can also download the Google Crisis Response KML files for Haiti and Chile.





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 Post subject: Google Earth for Android now available on DROID
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:10 am 
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When we launched Google Earth for Android about a month ago, we said that availability for DROID by Verizon was coming soon. Well, now that DROID phones are being updated to Android 2.1, were pleased to report that Google Earth is now available for DROID too.

Remember, with Google Earth for Android you can view the same 3D imagery and terrain thats available in the desktop version of Google Earth, all from the palm of your hand. And you can travel around the globe with the swipe of a finger or a simple voice command -- Androids voice recognition together with Google Local Search make it easy for you to search for cities, places, and businesses anywhere in the world. You can also browse layers of geographic information including roads, borders, Panoramio photos, and more.

Google Earth for Android will be compatible with most Android devices running 2.1, so as new Android phones that run on Android 2.1 or higher become available, they too will be able to explore the world with Google Earth. (Technically speaking, Google Earth requires hardware floating-point acceleration, so it will run on devices such as DROID and Nexus One, but not on devices such as myTouch 3G and DROID ERIS.)

Download Earth for your DROID for free today by visiting m.google.com/earth from your mobile browser or by searching for Google Earth in Android Market.





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 Post subject: Mission Blue: filling in the blanks...
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:25 am 
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(cross-posted from the Official Google Blog)

Last year, we launched Ocean in Google Earth, expanding the scope of Earth to include 3D maps of the worlds oceans and videos, photos and narrative from the worlds leading scientists and media sources to bring them to life. We worked with more than 100 partners to begin to fill in the blue part of the planet, adding hundreds of placemarks in more than 20 ocean layers. Since then, weve added hundreds of new posts to the Ocean layer with the help of Sylvia Earles Mission Blue Foundation and dozens of committed individuals around the world. The posts come from a diverse range of partners including National Geographic, independent videographers and dive enthusiasts, government organizations like the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and international organizations like the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Today, the layer will become part of the default set of annotations seen by all Earth users. Although a humble step given the dearth of information available about these vast expanses of geography, we are happy to take one more step to make the oceans a first-class part of Google Earth and to give them at least a starter portion of the thick soup of photos and places that describe the land part of the planet. One of the greatest things about Earth is that it allows everyone to see and experience the fullness of their planet, from revisiting places they know well to venturing out to formerly unknown mountain peaks, desert vistas, and increasingly, the blue heart of life on Earth. As Sylvia has said of the Ocean on many occasions, With knowing comes caring, and with caring theres hope.

Soon after last years launch, Sylvia asked attendees at the TED conference to help her realize a wish: to create a series of marine protected areas she calls Hope Spots. Sylvia and a group of influential thinkers are now on a Mission Blue Voyage to the Galapagos Islands to brainstorm how they might best achieve better ocean protection. You can follow them on their journey by visiting the the Mission Blue Foundation website and on Twitter at ***. There you can learn more about the launch of their Hope Spots initiative and visit all 18 of these spots using the Google Earth plugin.


Weve also created a narrated tour featured in the Ocean Showcase to introduce you to eight of the regions proposed for protection: the Eastern Pacific Seascape including the Galapagos Islands, the Gulf of California, the Mesoamerican Reef in the Caribbean including Belize, the Sargasso Sea in the mid-Atlantic, the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, the Coral Triangle, the Ross Sea in the Antarctic and Gakkel Ridge in the Arctic.

Wed also like to take a moment to thank the partners who have helped us improve our 3D canvas of the worlds oceans in the past year: NOAA (global coverage), MBARI (Monterey Bay Canyon), The California State University at Monterey Bay (California Coast), The Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping - Joint Hydrographic Center at the University of New Hampshire (Arctic) and The Living Oceans Society (British Columbia and Canada).

As Earth Day approaches, we hope youll take a little time to explore the planet, including the blue part.





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