Wednesday, July 30, 2008

More Touch Screen Technology for Geovisualization

Like a previous post mentioning touchtable technology for teaching and learning with geography, I saw a couple more options for visualizing geographic data and Google Earth in a touch-screen environment. And it's NOT a SmartBoard.

Thank you, TipLine, for posting this. Perceptive Pixel has a very nice video showing their product with Google Earth, 3D modelling, and even some GIS software. Notice when the user zooms in, that the geospatial data get more detailed.

And Very Spatial had a post about the Holographic Google Earth device, that looks pretty fun.

Holographic Google Earth from Nicolas Loeillot on Vimeo

Monday, July 14, 2008

Trip to Tibet

I haven't posted anything here in awhile, partly because I have the summer off. I just came back from a fantastic trip to China visiting Tibet, Chengdu, Xining, and Beijing and tried my hand at a geolocated travel blog. So with a tablet PC with a GPS receiver attached, and in-room internet access most every night, I was able to keep up with writing about the trip and keep track of where we'd been using Google Earth. I'm posting about it here because of the Google Earth placemarks that I created during the trip.

Here's the link to the travel blog.