Australia on Fire

For those of you in the know about Australia’s out of control fires burning through the bush, you may be interested in a few resources available to you to track the situation through some of the news outlets. Authorities fear more than 200 have died in the blaze, so if you’re wondering what’s going on…

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Photosynth Featured on CSI: Miami

Photosynth was featured on the season 12, episode 7 of CSI: Miami titled, “Head Case” on CBS. As described on the web site, “The CSIs use radical technology to unlock the secrets of a man’s mind when he shows up covered in blood with no memory of where he’s been.” Microsoft teamed up with the…

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Inaugurating President Barack Obama in Photosynth

In partnership with Microsoft, CNN has published “The Moment” a Photosynth experience that allows users to upload photos during the inauguration of President Barack Obama which will then automagically be stitched into the potentially largest and “most detailed experience of a single moment ever.” Don’t know about Photosynth, check out the web site. “The Moment”…

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The Day the Earth Stood Still

Whoa. I have an idea for a new use of Microsoft Virtual Earth. Let’s say a mysterious orb is screaming through space on its way to crash land somewhere on Earth. You could actually determine where the orb was going to land given the speed of the orb and the rotation of the Earth (and…

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Hurricane Gustav Coverage with Virtual Earth

I found a couple good sites using Virtual Earth to visualize information about Hurricane Gustav (in addition to the Texas Natural Resources Information System Launches Emergency Resource Site). See below. MSNBC – Shows the path, points along the path with additional information, timeline intensity, plus additional storms from the pull down. The Timoney Group (GulfImpact.com)…

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Microsoft Virtual Earth Featured on CCTV Broadcast

What’s the Hollywood of China? Anyone? Well, CCTV is taking full advantage of their use of Microsoft Virtual Earth across their broadcast network. Here’s some video footage of a CCTV news broadcast showing Virtual Earth aerial photos and road maps during a news broadcast. They zoom down on our imagery of the Bird’s Nest where…

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MSNBC Maps Midwest Floods with Virtual Earth

MSNBC published a Virtual Earth map highlighting points along the Mississippi River (and one in Michigan) where towns are getting flooded in the Midwest United States. Each point represents a city with flood issues such as Rock Island, Il and hovering over each city the popup provides you with (a) the current river level (near…

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Virtual Earth Featured on CNN

A couple days ago, CNN was broadcasting news about the horrific weather in the Midwest. Well, it turns out they have a new option for illustrating their news stories with maps and imagery – Microsoft Virtual Earth. Check out the video below where CNN’s Chad Myers highlights extreme weather by using the high resolution photography…

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Weather Central and 3D Weather Broadcasts

I’ve mentioned Weather Central in the past with regards to some of their killing broadcasts which use Virtual Earth as a backdrop. Well, I caught up with them at NAB and thought I’d post an update on some of their innovation. Here are some samples of where they’ve included Virtual Earth 3D as the backdrop…


New Virtual Earth 3D Techno Movie

2 Unlimited need not show for this party. Check out the latest video showcase the V2 Virtual Earth 3D building models. V2 of our building models are available in Las Vegas, Dallas, Denver and Phoenix. There are still another 250+ cities with photo-textured, scaled building models published in V1 that will get updated in the…

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