eNewsletter November 2006
Microsoft Virtual Earth™ 3D Releasing Tuesday
Microsoft has announced that 3D models of 15 cities will be available this Tuesday, November 7 on www.virtualearth.com and www.live.com. Virtual Earth™ 3D provides users with a 3D search experience. When people visit Live Search, type a query into the search bar and click on the “maps” tab, they get search results in a map context that offers the options of exploring the area using 2D views (aerial and bird’s-eye) or 3D models with Virtual Earth™ 3D, which compiles photographic images of cities and terrain to generate textured, photorealistic 3-D models with engineering-level accuracy.
3D models are currently available for 15 U.S. cities: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Fort Worth, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco, San Jose, and Seattle.
At the GeoInt conference, Microsoft will be showing Virtual Earth™ and will host industry partners that will demonstrate the potential of Virtual Earth™ for geospatial intelligence.
You first read about Microsoft’s purchase of Vexcel to serve as the foundation for the building of Virtual Earth™ in the Summer issue of Imaging Notes. Click here to read “Building a Virtual Earth” in Imaging Notes’ Summer Issue.
Click through to Virtual Earth™ 3D on/after Tuesday, November 7.
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Fall 2006 Issue Now Online!
A full report of Europe's satellites, current and planned, by Theresa Hitchens of the Center for Defense Information is featured. See the cover story here.
MetaCarta's geospatial referencing of text in the feature, "Imaging and Data Linked by Geospatial Intelligence," is detailed here.
Drought is a natural disaster deserving attention. Read about it in our story, "Urgency of Drought Beginning to Sink In." The National Integrated Drought Information System Act of 2006 (NIDIS) was passed by the House on Sept. 26, 2006. The bill was subsequently passed on to the Senate for consideration, though no vote has been scheduled as of yet.
HQ U.S. Army Europe's use of commercial imagery and a demo for GEOSS that took place in Beijing are included as well. Read more about this issue in the Editor's Letter.
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Index of eNewsletters
- #43 - Announcing Apogeo Spatial! News from Hexagon’s Leica and Intergraph, LBx Journal, and Sensors & Systems
- #42 - Top News of 2012, Predictions for 2013, New Issue of LBx Journal: Business Cases
- #41 - News via Sensors & Systems from LizardTech, Valtus, Astrium, and Forbes.com
- #40 - Earth Observing from ISS and China, Privacy Issues, Announcements
- #39 - News from GeoDigital, ITT (Exelis), Pictometry, Merrick, ILMF
- #38 - Astrium Launches GEO Elevation Product Suite, News from Esri and Hexagon User Conferences
- #37 - Watch for LBx Journal Newsletter Signup, RapidEye Restructures, MDA Monitors Ice
- #36 - Live Midwest Flood Map, 20 3D Cities on Ovi Maps, Maps of Japan, News from Merrick, MAPPS, Woolpert, Microsoft, Esri, Fugro
- #35 - DigitalGlobe Names CEO, ILMF Summary, News from RapidEye, MetaCarta, Merrick, Hexagon, Aerometric & Tuck Mapping, GeoCue & LizardTech
- #34 - Implications of Privacy Laws for Geolocation Companies, DigitalGlobe 8-Band Research Results, George Clooney Satellite Project for Sudan
- #33 - News about Solar Maps, CompassData, SPADAC, Astrium, Environmental Monitoring, LizardTech
- #32 - Jim Crocker of Lockheed Martin Speaks, GeoInt News, Colorado Companies to Watch Awards
- #31 - GeoInt Symposium and Fall Issue Previews
- #30 - IGARSS Summary, News from NGA, ITT, Merrick, ERDAS
- #29 - Hexagon buys Intergraph; News from ESRI, Intermap, ITT, PCI Geomatics, Pictometry
- #28 - Trimble Acquires Definiens, Infoterra's TanDEM-X Launches, News from Merrick, MapMart, EarthData, Intergraph
- #27 - Obama's CTO to Keynote IGARSS, News from InfoTerra, Intermap, ERDAS, RapidEye
- #26 - Space Data Center Formed for SSA; Vexcel and ERDAS News; Join the Forum for EO in June
- #25 - News from Intermap, MDA, Merrick, and Reports on Haiti's Disaster Relief
- #24 - Director Announcement, Updates on Haiti, and More Imaging News
- #23 - Imagery focuses on Haiti + Deforestation Tool, NGA SAR Contracts
- #22 - Climate News from Copenhagen
- #21 - News Roundup from GeoInt Symposium Intergraph, ERDAS, DigitalGlobe, Appistry & NJVC
- #20 - Iranian Nuclear Facility Image
- #19 - Remote Sensing GIS Summit Summary from ESRI U.C.
- #18 - ESRI User Conference News Roundup
- #17 - Intermap's AccuTerra Wins Apple Design Award
- #16 - Reports on 3 Conferences: NSS, GITA and SPAR
- #15 - RapidEye First Image and Conference Deadlines
- #14 - Northrop Grumman Buys 3001; National Geographic Closes MetaLens; GeoEye-1 Launches
- #13 - Climate Change Implications for National Security
- #12 - LiDAR Advances and Challenges
- #11 - ASAT Missile Hits Satellite Target
- #10 - Launch of RADARSAT-2 and Ball’s Opticks Open Source Software
- #9 - United Nations, Google and Cisco Partner to Monitor Progress on UN Millennium Development Goals
- #8 - ESRI and Spot Image Are Co-founders of Planet Action
- #7 - WorldView-1 Launch & Digital Earth Final Overview
- #6 - Google Earth Enterprise Announcements & Digital Earth Technical Advances
- #5 - Senate Committee Hears Remarks on Earth Science Research
- #4 - The Weather Channel's Use of Satellite Imagery
- #3 - Earth Observations Decadal Study Released
- #2 - MicroSatellite Successfully Launched for U.S. Air Force
- #1 - Microsoft Virtual Earth™ 3D Releasing Tuesday