Batch Geonews: Google Drone Delivery, Galileo Satellites Failures, 100 New 3D Cities for Bing Maps, 1M NYC Buildings in OSM, and much more

Here’s the recent geonews in batch mode.

On the open source / open data front:

  • A webinar Friday next week named Introducing the QGIS Academy Project
  • Nice to see, Over 1 million New York City buildings and addresses imported to OpenStreetMap
  • Because that’s the kind of maps we want to show our friends, Showing geotagged photos on a Leaflet map and from Bjorn too, Geotagging photos using GPS tracks, ExifTool and Picasa and while we’re at it, Making a real time travel map
  • If you can’t wait (and it’s a nice cover), Releasing code samples for The Book of OpenLayers 3
  • In software updates, GeoServer 2.4.8 Released and GeoTools 10.8 Released
  • Getting ready, Call for Abstracts for FOSS4G-Asia

On the Google front:

  • Combining location and image recognition, Google Buys Smart Travel Guide Start-up Jetpac
  • A week ago, Visit the sets of this year’s Emmy Award nominees on Google Maps
  • Another kind of place, Explore the geysers and waterfalls of Iceland on Google Maps
  • In the East too, New Street View imagery – Indonesia and Cambodia
  • Short video of it, it’s called Project Wing, Inside Google’s Secret Drone-Delivery Program
  • Finding terrorists again,Finding an ISIS Training Camp Using Google Earth

In the everything-else category:

  • Major errors happen, 2 Galileo Satellites Launched To Wrong Orbit and here’s why, Software Error Caused Soyuz/Galileo Failure
  • Bing Maps still there, Bing Maps spices up more than 100 cities with 3D and Streetside views
  • It all started in 1858!, The history of aerial photography
  • The story of Esri’s community maps, Community Maps recap from the Esri International User Conference
  • Opening its digital eyes, Digital Globe releases first images from WorldView-3 and the Imagery from DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-3 — now live on Mapbox Satellite
  • That’s the named of the OGC standard, SensorThings, Implementing SensorThings for OpenIoT
  • The OGC at work, Urban planning working group announced by the Open Geospatial Consortium
  • At the global scale, maps included, Where We Should and Shouldn’t Build Roads in the Future
  • Funny, on mapping the Burning Man
  • We’re used to that kind of news now, Systems That Can Secretly Track Where Cellphone Users Go Around the Globe
  • It can be a crime when privacy is involved, Phoenix Introduces Draft Ordinance To Criminalize Certain Drone Uses
  • Using remote sensing, nothing surprising, Thiner ice over Antarctica and Greenland

In the maps category:

  • In the US, Mapping #Ferguson
  • A sensationalist headline for a map, A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship
  • Bonus for reading up to here, he’s a recent photo of a friend’s GPS while on a road trip with his family in the Andes


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