Here's in rafale recent geonews that may interest our readers. GeoWeb Guru has an entry named "Using KML Regions to Display Large GIS Datasets in Google Earth" and a companion one named "Advanced KML Region Concepts". Google announced the Qualified JS Maps Developer program. There's a mention of OpenStreetMap in The Economist and overlay on-site photos in 3D with OSM data. Still on the topic of maps, OtM offers entries named "Creating the [U.S.] National Broadband Map for $3.5 Million Instead of $350 Million", "North Korea Uncovered" and "Same Sex Marriage and Straight Divorce". SS has these entries: "Maps to Nuclear Weapon Sites Accidentally Leaked", "Tackling the Space-Time Problem" and "Revealing Insight into Americans vs. Europeans". The GEB shares a map on US Drought Conditions in Google Earth by NOAA. Recent geospatial open source releases include FDO Toolbox 0.7.7 and Rtree 0.4.3. Meanwhile, BtP offers an entry named "Open RESTful Architecture for Geospatial Data Web Services: Accessing Spatial Data with No Programming" APB runs these entries: "Japanese Govt Funding "Infection Tracking" via Cell Experiment", "Using GPS to Keep Your Hybrid Cool and Efficient" and "Keeping up with Microsoft SQL Server Spatial". V1 discusses the question Can Non-Government Spatial Data Infrastructure Exist? Finally, a quick thanks to Laptop GPS World for their donation to Slashgeo.org - it's getting harder and harder to get in our top donors' list! See the right hand box and our open budget. Instead of copying related stories below, simply use the search box to learn more about these specific topics.
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