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About Glenn Letham

Anything Geospatial: Tracking developments affecting GIS, geospatial technologies, location-based services, mapping, google earth and google maps. Published by the creator and editor of GISuser.com & LBSzone.com
Microsoft IE 7 Beta – Have you Tested it Yet?

Just an FYI, developers and hackers have been messing around with the latest web browser now in Beta from Microsoft, IE 7.

BlockRocker Google Mashup

This clever mashup from a Winnipeg, Manitoba native (I actually lived there back in my high school days) enables users to easily add items for sale and list in the online classifieds…

Battle of the Mobile Portals

A report on Mobile Search branding has released some interesting findings.

Looking for a New Smartphone?

I was recently checking out what mobile device make BenQ has been up to… in doing so I came across an amazing new mobile device (smart) that should be of interest to anyone currently using or considering using a Blackberry, Treo, or symbian smartphone.. enter the P50… this device is sweet!

Flying Car Via Google Earth Won’t Go Away!

The mystery of the flying car in Perth, Australia just won’t go away.

A Quick Look at ESRI’s ArcWeb Explorer Beta

From ESRI… ArcWeb Explorer is a Web-based map viewing application based on Macromedia Flash 8.

O’reilly Emerging Telephony Conference Notes

Didn’t make it to ETEL last week in San Fran?

More Imagery added to Google Earth

From the official Google weblog word of improvements to the imagery in Google Earth and Google Local…

Create and Modify Customized Google Maps
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An interesting news item this week-end in the Locapoint DIY Map Service, a free online service to modify Google maps and easily place them on a blog or website.

MIX AJAX event set for March in Vegas

I just stumbled onto details of a very cool event billed as a 72 hour power session for developers, designers, and decision makers.

An Interesting Take on Search Engine Positioning

An interesting perception of search engine’s and the linking or lack thereof to relevant news and news articles of interest has been offered up in an article on sys-con.com.

KMLer ArcGIS 9 Extension for Google Earth
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I recently caught wind of a new ArcGIS extension from the developer of KMLer developed by Valery Hronusov Programming, Michael Barsky Mines Institute Ural branch of the Russian Academy of sciences..

Geotag Option Added to Geo-Blogging Functionality

I have no idea how many of you are on the NAvizon network, but for the 10,000 or so subscribers who are, they’ve just added a “geo” tag functionality to their mobile blogging service.

The Google Satellite… huh???

theinquirer (a popular UK-based news resource – www.theinquirer.net) figures that rooftop advertising – something that’s been going on long before google earth came along – is now gaining popularity due to the popularity of Google Earth.

Sys-con Reader’s Choice Awards

Winners and finalists were announced today in 21 categories by SOA Web Services Journal.

3dtracking Ltd Launches a New Range Of Free GPS Services

Here’s the skinny… using your mobile phone or PDA, along with your GPS receiver, you can record and view your movements in detail on Google Earth or Google Maps.

Getting Your Website/Blog Positioned in Yahoo!

Do you have trouble figuring out how to best get your website or blog positioned in Yahoo!?

Google Earth Contest?

Wait till January 31 and see for yourself I guess.

Sketchup 3D Design Google Earth plug-in

So much news, so much innovation… not sure how I missed this one but on the heels of Google Earth being released for the MAC OS the folks at Sketchup have developed a cool Google earth (gearth) plug-in – recall Sketchup is a CAD program used in 3D design.

MSNIndia, Virtual earth, and Digital Geographics

Looking a bit deeper at some PR that Microsoft issued last week , part of the project billed at MSRIndia (Microsoft Research India) involves developing a web-based map of India with multi-lingual and community features – the project looks pretty interesting and detailed.

Multi-tasking w/ Football, Google Video, and WPN

I’m now well into my 5th hour of watching football today and have been multi-tasking as well by searching out blogs and items of interest.

Orbimage Buys Space Imaging

Perhaps strategically timed just after the ClearView award announcements, Orbimage has snapped up Space Imaging in yet another shake-down in the remote sensing business.

MillionDollarWeightLoss.com Snags Last Pixels

On the lighter side.. I can’t decide if this is a brilliant business move, or if the company should be awarded the “dumb-ass” of the web award… read on…

BlackBerry to Support Google’s Mapping and IM

This from the AP out of Canada…