Google’s Project Tango is a very interesting project that brings an entirely new focus to crowd sourced mapping data.
Here’s a great TED talk by Aris Venetikidis on the difference between the cognitive maps we use to navigate in our mind and the physical maps we use in the world.
Thank you to Charlene Turczyn for sharing this TED presentation. Amazing capability Photosynth brings to us that capture the world in photographs.
Good to see our friend Donald Effren at AutoCopter Corp made the Precision Ag Magazine top 10 Video List. Donald is a great guy and AutoCopter is changing the way growers monitor their production. It is a transformational technology. We were at the InfoAg Conference in Springfield last July when Donald and the AutoCopter Team demonstrated the capabilities of the UAV and it was very impressive. Congrats Donald!
Thanks again to GISCafe for pointing us to this great article. The interior of stores have been mapped for a while. The difficult part has been determining your position in the store in 3-D. Sounds like there have been breakthroughs in that technology that will now allow us to use services similar to the GPS we use for driving, only now for indoor shopping. This is a game changer.
Thanks to Art Borum of Kaskaskia College for pointing me to a great article by Patrick Marshall (no relation) titled How LiDAR is Revolutionizing Maps and Geospatial data. LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), which uses laser beam pulses to measurement of elevation, truly is a transforming technology.