Best of the Blogs 25 February 2014

By on 25 February, 2014

Google's project Tango

Google has announced a new 3D sensing platform that is destined to end up in our handsets. This has huge implications for both indoor positioning and handheld 3D scanning.

 

Al Jazeera has a story that maps the bloodshed currently occurring in the Central African Republic using a very informative infographic, tied in with photos and geographical information (most people call them maps).

 

Also from GIS Lounge is a thought-provoking piece that, in light of recent findings that rainforest ‘green-ness’ measurements may indeed be incorrect as a result of an optical illusion, ponders if optical illusions may play a part in many of the readings that are today taken for granted.

 

GIM International has a story announcing that Hexagon has acquired UAV manufacturer Aibotix – a sure sign of how important UAVs are to the future of GeoSpatial.

 

GeoSpatial World has a story on the news that India will launch three DMC-3 earth observation satellites for China by the end of 2015.

 

GIS Lounge has posted a biography of Danie Krige, a pioneer in the field of geostatistics and whom the GIS spatial interpolation technique known as kriging is named after.

 

Google Maps Mania highlights a mashup that allows you to preview Google’s navigational directions in StreetView – giving the user the feeling that they are actually driving there. A nice application that I’m surprised took so long to come into being.

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