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Schmidt: Internet Will Determine Next Election

The most recent round of elections had a lot of people thinking about the Internet’s role in politics. Most onlookers agree that it is becoming increasingly important; Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt, believes that politicians must adapt. “The ones that take advantage of this most effectively will be the ones that will be the winners of the next election,” he said.

Hammer Dropped On Google Earth Viewer

Users of the Gaia project’s open source utility for viewing the data normally available to Google Earth clients have been asked to stop using it in the wake of a cease and desist request from Google.

Google Ends Gaia’s World
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Opensource three dimensional Earth viewer Gaia received a cease and desist letter from head Google Earth technologist, effectively ending their world.

GPS Data Integration With Google Earth

Telespial Systems is providing government agencies from around the world the tools needed to help manage and deploy asset and geographical data during times of emergency.

Volkswagen Navigates Google’s Earth

Since October 2005, Volkswagen and Google have been collaborating to develop a revolutionary new kind of navigation system that will change the way we travel.

Google Earth Updates Give History Lesson

Google is usually on the cutting edge, or at least near it. The company’s latest “innovations” are intentionally out of date, though. Google Earth will now feature historical maps dating back as far as the 17th century.

Boring Google Earth US Election Maps

Not sure if anyone else noticed this or not but did you catch the graphics that are being used by ABC news and Good Morning America etc… to show the results of the election?

Microsoft Goes 3-D With Map Search

Virtual Earth 3D launched from Microsoft as a response to Google’s Earth program, with Microsoft’s version running in the browser as a plug-in instead of as a separate program.

Virtual Billboards With Microsoft’s Virtual Earth

As with any self-respecting blogger, I hate to say anything positive about Microsoft because they are synonymous with evil (just kidding!), but I must admit that the latest update to Virtual Earth – or whatever we’re supposed to be calling it nowadays, which is probably Windows Live Web Search Satellite Virtual 3-D Planet – is pretty damn cool.

Google Earth Goes To The Polls

Ionut. Alex reports that Google Earth now contains an information layer about the upcoming U.S. midterm elections.

Google Earth: An Indian Farmer’s Best Friend

A number of farmers in India were going to have their land taken away. They would have been compensated, but now, thanks to Google Earth, they may get to keep the land, or at least receive more money for it.

Yahoo To Pester Aliens With Earth News

You gotta hand it to Yahoo. When they do a publicity stunt, they do it right. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company plans to beam a digitized time capsule into space from an ancient Mexican pyramid.

Google Earth Adds Cool Stuff With Boring Title

Need a guided tour about what’s going on the world? Google announced the addition of Featured Content, a collection of multimedia overlays in Google Earth. The Featured Content offering informs users about the environment, culture, history, wildlife and attractions world locations.

Who has the best images of Google?

Heheh, a little cross-company smack talk going on over on the Virtual Earth blog.

British Airways to Offer Google Earth Vacation Views

In attempt to lure more people to book their next flight with British Airways, the airline has added Google Earth imagery to their web site, reports Forbes.

Google Earth Imagery for Relocation of Ramses II

Tracking Ramses using GE.. Archaeology enthusiasts, Egyptian history buffs, or simply anyone interested in great feats of engineering can witness Ramses’ 24-hour journey from Cairo in Google Earth with the click of a mouse.

Chinese Base Spotted On Google Earth

The latest Google Earth user report stirring up conspiracy theory and head scratching is the image of a Chinese military site that is a scale replica of the ancient country’s border with India, mountains and all.

Jane Goodall Institute Google Earth Geoblog

How about another buzzword.. this time it comes from the Jane Goodall Institute who are using aweblog that uses Google’s Earth’s spinning globe as its backdrop.

Track the Tour de France With Google Earth

Now that “the cup” is done with… talk about a lame finish… sports enthusiasts might want to track the tour de france using google earth with some very cool 3d fly-throughs.

Google Earth Rides Tour De France

The Google Earth application allows bicycling fans to follow the latest version of the legendary race from their computers, a much easier task than biking up the Pyrenees.

Dell Brings IT Mgmt Down to Google Earth

Dell has given midsized businesses an upgrade in status with the launch of a new IT services plan called Platinum Plus. The service will also feature the capabilities of Google Earth Pro for real-time tracking of IT issues.