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Gimmicky Green Party Google Maps
|| 8/1/2006 || 11:58 am || Comments Off on Gimmicky Green Party Google Maps || ||

Tonight’s creation….

Jon Q. Voter: “What does the Green Party stand for?”
Me: “Well there are 10 Key Values…”
Jon Q. Voter: “Environment right?”
Me: “Well, I prefer ‘ecologicial wisdom,’ but that is one of them.”
Jon Q. Voter: “What are the rest?”
Me: “Well I made a nifty google map to help you.”

10 Key Value Google Map” – click image to be taken to the map


Taxation Without Representation Google Map
|| 6/14/2006 || 10:07 pm || Comments Off on Taxation Without Representation Google Map || ||

Happy Flag Day!

This google map plots 51 DC flags around the U.S. Capitol. When the flags are clicked a random fact about America’s last continental colony pops up. You can open the source HTML to read them all quickly. I obtained some of the facts and figures from DC Vote and I sent the list out to the members of the DC Statehood Green Party for feedback. The result is what I think is one of the first political google map mashups. Have fun!



Google Map Blog Entry Mashups – DC & America
|| 4/17/2006 || 12:42 pm || Comments Off on Google Map Blog Entry Mashups – DC & America || ||

After hours of coding & geocoding, my first Google Map Mashups are ready… for some reason it only works with Firefox…  I’ll try to fix this!



Change in DC imagery in Google’s servers
|| 8/17/2005 || 6:35 pm || Comments Off on Change in DC imagery in Google’s servers || ||

After finding out about Google Earth’s change to Baghdad, Iraq, I discovered that they also changed the imagery for Washington, DC. Notice the new diamond mosaic of DC.

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Baghdad Imagery change in Google Earth
|| 8/16/2005 || 6:02 pm || Comments Off on Baghdad Imagery change in Google Earth || ||

I heard about this news last week…
Via NBC

Troops Worried About Popular Google Feature
Soldiers Worry About Insurgents Using Information

POSTED: 9:48 pm PDT August 11, 2005
UPDATED: 9:58 pm PDT August 11, 2005

SAN DIEGO — A popular new feature on Google’s Web site has troops in Iraq upset, NBC 7/39 reported on Thursday.

The “Google Earth Program” has satellite maps from around the globe, where people can zoom in on their houses — or a military base in Iraq.

The pictures are a year old, but troops say many things have not changed, such as aircraft that are in the same locations.

The program can show people the latitude and longitude of any spot. Troops said they fear insurgents can use all of the information to aim mortar rounds.

A local retired Marine said he does see some risk in the site.

“Clever and devious people can come up with any number of ways to use this and keep themselves out of harm’s way while doing significant damage to U.S. forces or any of the coalition,” said retired Lt. Col. Thomas Richards.

Google said the images are all publicly available; the program just puts them in one place.

Last night I decided to do some “research” and found that Google has actually changed their imagery in Baghdad, Iraq. I know this because when Google Earth came out I visited Baghdad and it had the same Digital Globe imagery that I downloaded to make some of my Baghdad renderings with. Look at the imagery below. Notice at big hole around downtown Baghdad? That contains the Greenzone as well as most of the important buildings in the Iraqi government.

It looks like Google has taken some heat and put in some older imagery… I don’t know for sure if it’s older or not, but I’ll have to check. If I remember correctly, I downloaded some pre-illegal-invasion imagery from Digital Globe, but I’ll have to check…

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Google’s Gone “Hybrid”
|| 7/23/2005 || 2:36 pm || Comments Off on Google’s Gone “Hybrid” || ||

Hybrid = Aerial & Satellite Imagery + Roads + Placenames

Anyone who has used GIS software before know that this isn’t special, but for those new to the game of spatial information, Google Maps inclusion of both the road layer and aerial photography layer is pretty nifty. I personally like it better than looking at only the roads layer & only the imagery layer (how it was before). Oh hybrid, you are so cool. I wish there were more cars like you….



Google Maps!
|| 2/9/2005 || 4:37 pm || Comments Off on Google Maps! || ||

Google has come up with a great mapping tool that is easier to use than the old stalwart, MapQuest. I really like the ability to pan across the map and have the content loaded in realtime. MapQuest does not have this interactive feature built in yet, but I imagine that with this new competition MapQuest might have to adapt or be left in the annals of old mapping technology. If you get a minute, check out Google Maps!





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