I was discussing about free source Geospatial tools the other day with my buddies…and world wind was one among them..Here's an excerpt taken from NASA'S website..please click on the link to get more information…There's wealth of infromation already avaialble on this..Ping me if you need more information.
World Wind lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth. Leveraging Landsat satellite imagery and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data, World Wind lets you experience Earth terrain in visually rich 3D, just as if you were really there.
Virtually visit any place in the world. Look across the Andes, into the Grand Canyon, over the Alps, or along the African Sahara.
Here's a great tool for readng RSS feeds on your desktop. It's called RSS Bandit and it works great! I've tried many in the past but some of them have gone from being free to paid services. Although I dont have any problem using those services, Why would I when I've got a Free tool… :) I know there are other readers like Mozilla Thunderbird, but this ones pretty good so far..
I'm so backlogged with posts..I read a lot but I'm not getting time to write them out. I'll try to spare sometime for posting from now on. There's wealth of information that needs to be shared…Keep coming back..;)
Something I just came accross, when you install the new IE 7 beta, google invades you with their popups, asking for your permission to make google as the default search engine. This is quite interesting, even though IE7 has google search as a default option among other search services, google is doing this. Stop it google! Its too irritating and its against your ethics ;-)
Chk this out www.allpeers.com All peers is a new web service that allows you to share any kind of media you want with anyone from your buddy list. It is quite intersting to see how this will fare keeping in mind the legalities of downloads. Worth a check….
- Fon - FON allows you to download a piece of software that is loaded into the wireless router, which inturn allows for wireless Internet access sharing.
- 30Boxes - Yet another interesting web 2.0 ish Calendar application (still in beta, I’ll post more abt it as soon as i get a chance to test it), that would allow you to create, share and do many more things with a calendar. Wonder what googles upto *Sigh*
- Apple’s intel based Macs - Chk out the sweet fucker! but i wonder why they couldnt come up with a better name MacBook…Shiiiite!
- ispecies - A species search engine! Pretty cool app, although i would rarely use it.
Google just put out their year end Zeitgeist results. It’s pretty interestiing to see how the search is visualized and influenced by specific terms over a span of one year. Chk it out …it’s pretty cool..