What if we had an accessible and accurate digital replica of the world? What could we make from it and what new knowledge could we create? Online maps and virtual globes are now becoming common visualization tools for geographic content and immersive geo-referenced imagery is providing a new way to experience the world from a street level perspective.
Anthony Fassero co-founder of Earth Mine inc presents an insight into using spatially referenced panoramas for tagging data:
Taken from O’Reilly Where 2.0 Conference, Burlingame, CA, May 13, 2008 Earth Mine is shaping to be one of the most exciting technologies since the release of Google Earth for spatial information.
We have covered Earth Mine for a while and according the website API products will be in private beta during the summer of 2008 (ie now). Those interested in the beta can apply online.
See http://www.earthmine.com/ for more information.