Here's the recent Google-related geonews.
From official sources:
From other sources:
Here's the traditional Friday geonews in batch mode.
Christmas geo-gift ideas:
From the Google front (yes some more since yesterday):
From the ESRI front:
From the open source / open data front:
In the miscellaneous category:
In the maps category:
And the new somewhat off-topic link of the week: and entry from 'Information is beautiful' named Data, Information, Knowledge, Wisdom?, a quick look at the pic is enough, and it includes mapping ;-)
Earlier today Google introduced the Google Earth Engine: "Google Earth Engine is a new technology platform that puts an unprecedented amount of satellite imagery and data—current and historical—online for the first time. It enables global-scale monitoring and measurement of changes in the earth’s environment. The platform will enable scientists to use our extensive computing infrastructure—the Google “cloud”—to analyze this imagery. [...]
Now, scientists will be able to build applications to mine this treasure trove of data on Google Earth Engine, providing several advantages:
[...] As we fully develop the platform, we hope more scientists will use new Earth Engine API to integrate their applications online—for deforestation, disease mitigation, disaster response, water resource mapping and other beneficial uses. If you’re interested in partnering with us, we want to hear from you—visit our website!"
We mentioned last April that the Google Earth Engine was coming.