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Google Earth in Nature

Nature’s own Declan Butler reports on a great collection of articles that he helped to put together:

This week’s issue contains several pieces on virtual globes, and all are on free access. I’ve written a three-page feature — Virtual globes: The web-wide world — on the various ways scientists are beginning to use virtual globes, such as Google Earth and Nasa’s World Wind.

I discuss the feature in an accompanying podcast.

There is also a two-page Commentary — “Mapping disaster zones” — on the use of Google Earth in humanitarian disasters.

Nature itself has its lead editorial — Think Global

I also collected an extensive collection of bookmarks to various great resources on GIS, science, and virtual globes during the research; I will upload all of these to my GIS tag on Connotea

Read more at Declan’s blog.

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