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.
Here’s a current article that describes what the City of O’Fallon is doing with the LiDAR data that we provided them earlier this year. Great work Chad Quinn and Dan Gentry.
Here’s a nice ESRI ArcUser article describing the geospatial work we do for the Air Force’s Air Mobility Command at Scott AFB, Illinois.
Here’s a great post from the Google Earth Blog that discusses Using Google Earth Offline. The topic covers the use of caching to make Google Earth a good choice for work in a disconnected environment.