Best of the Blogs 17 July 2012

By on 17 July, 2012
Google Maps Mania outlines a fascinating organisation entitled “The Resilients Project” that is exploring the many creative ways that individuals and groups are attempting to thrive in the economically troubled EU. There are some wonderful stories documented, each of which is browsable by a map. Well worth a few minutes of your time.
The Guardian have an article on how Google Street View is inspiring new photography – specifically, ‘stay at home’ street photography. Some really interesting examples are cited.
If you’re a fan of the Lord of the Rings, then you should probably take the time to visit the LOTR Timeline of Middle-Earth, which plots on a map (and a timeline) “important events throughout the history of Middle-earth.”
AnyGeo has a post suggesting some reading surrounding the recent acquisition of GeoIQ by Esri (US). A great resource with a few different perspectives.
Fresh back from the Location Intelligence for Enterprise USA conference, Geoff Zeiss from Between the Poles has an overview of the state of indoor mapping and tracking.
The All Points Blog has a post outlining a new technique to indentify a photo’s location on Earth, just by examining its contents and comparing it to photos available online with known locations. Very clever.
LiDAR news has a list of educational LiDAR videos that will prove a good resource to anyone interested, or even involved with LiDAR tech.

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