Best of the Blogs, 1 July 2014

By on 1 July, 2014

Google Cardboard

The always interesting IEEE Spectrum has a great little post that highlights Google’s recent freebie to attendees at its annual Google I/O conference: a pair of cardboard virtual reality goggles.

 

IEEE spectrum also has a post showing that the US FAA has declared that even toy airplanes are considered drones/UAVs, and cannot be flown without a certificate of authorisation or special airworthiness certificate. I wonder if we’ll follow suit?

 

GeoHipster is making another calendar for 2015, and is calling for submissions. Got a gorgeous map? Send ‘em on over! Fame awaits!

 

Google Maps Mania has a gorgeous map that shows the many nodes in Open Street Map, giving you an idea of its coverage in any given area.

 

And, in a double-double-up of blog coverage this week, Google Maps Mania also has a great link to a New York Times Feature that talks of WWI’s worldwide legacy, including how it changed the map of Europe, links to historical articles from New York Times, and interactive map which allows you to view the map of Europe before and after WWI and the map of Europe as it looks today.

 

Geospatial World has a post that outlines a presentation given  by Leif Granhom, Senior Vice President at Tekla Finland, about the integration of building information modelling (BIM) and geospatial information.

 

All Things Spatial points readers to some print-it-yourself (or get-them-to-print-and-deliver-them-for-a-fee) postcode maps for Australia. You can just download the PDF and send ‘em to your A2 printer. Easy.

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