Here's a series of recent geospatial news items. I've been quite busy lately, don't hesitate to use the submit button. The FGT blog shares his experience with the solid 3D printing of a landscape model with LandPrint, screenshots included. The first beta of GeoServer 2.0 is now available. Ogle Earth offers a geospatial roundup of North Korea's 2009 nuclear test. The MapFish blog informs us of the GLOBE program: Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment, which uses MapFish. Between the Poles shares an entry named Open RESTful Architecture for Geospatial Data Web Services: Accessing Spatial Data with No Programming. O'Reilly mentions that Amazon now hosts U.S. TIGER mapping data and informs us about Mapumental, "a map app that lets you pivot on travel-time, "scenicness", and house-price in the London area". Mandown has an entry named dynamic geocoding and routing services now available through ArcGIS Online. Mapperz offers different way to have 3D OpenStreetMap via the Google Earth plugin and kmz. The Google Maps and Earth APIs just got a new G_SATELLITE_3D_MAP capability. Spatial Sustain discusses survey maps of Artic oil and gas reserves. In the same vein, the GEB discusses the mapping of gas flares, a huge visible waste of energy (screenshot/video included), and why not, doing exoplanet astronomy Star Trek style. See also related stories below.
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