Friday, July 31, 2009

Returned from Tetons/Yellowstone - a few demo photo and Gigapan upload links will be posted soon.

Monday, July 27, 2009

I'm in the Tetons & Yellowstone shooting still & video photography and Gigapans.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Used iPhone to record street maintenance in our neighborhood. Sent to YouTube.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Who saw the Time Magazine poll results that show Jon Stewart is America's & Idaho's most trusted newscaster?
Just watched "the best" Apollo 11 Google Earth Tour on the Google Earth Blog:
Natural Resources hearing on "Federal Geospatial Data Management"
Web cast Live- Thurs 10:AM ET"

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The President's Council on Environmental Quality's website has been updated to keep visitors informed.
Some "Collaborative Learning" concepts
are similar to "Common Adventure" process.
Read interesting technical paper describing ideas about "Collaborative Learning"
Derrick Pitts-Astronomer/ Your cell phone has 64 x the computing power than all the computers on any of the Apollo missions.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Google Earth Blog post - "Look at the Moon in Google Earth - Available Now!" See the Moon in 3D.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Report "Linked Data on the Web" and Tim Berners-Lee TED video encouraging everyone to participate.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Read "Crisis of Confidence" Jimmy Carter speech on 15 July 1979. Challenging citizens to address energy problems.
Read article postulating that "Economics" is a Religion not a Science.
"Citizen Science Central"/Projects, Toolkits, Wiki Discussions/ Cornell Lab of Ornithology web site.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Doing research on "Enabling Citizen Science" & found great article by Eric Paulos, Tag - "Mobile & The Web."
Please read Paul Krugman's "Boiling the Frog" article about the environment and economy.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Joined - a participatory GeoWeb map networking project for photos, comments, etc., - Idaho Petition Map also.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

"The Twitter Book" |O'Reilly Media| provides power user strategies and tactics I want to learn about.
Joined "The Conservation Registry" Online "spatially explicit" on-the-ground database for OR, WA, ID.
Read Dr. Jim Hanson's article "G-8 Failure Reflects U.S. Failure on Climate Change."

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Daniel Terdiman "Road Trip 2009" will be in Boise, ID tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Boston "Citizen Connect" article in Boston Globe URL.
Boston residents to use "Citizen Connect" iPhone app to instantly send "trackable" complaints and Geotagged photos to City Hall.
Google Earth Blog identifies new Google Earth Tour creation tools allowing people to create and share guided tours.
New iPhone app provides 19 geology GIS layers for California. More states, data & features planned.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Read "Rolling Stone" article by Matt Taiabi on Huffington Post - criticizing Goldman Sachs market manipulation. Link now unavailable -Why?

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Link to my MobileMe Gallery- "One of Katy's flower beds" video shot with the iPhone 3GS.
Using I created a 3D interactive view of downtown Boise buildings starting from behind the Depot.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Using the new iPhone 3GS & the Earthscape app I have uploaded dozens of Geotagged images on neighborhood dog walks.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Using the iPhone 3G Earthscape app I have uploaded hundreds of Geotagged images mostly around Boise on daily dog Walks.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009 "Create your own project" uses a "Common Adventure" organizational process. On my blog are posts related to this process.
Noted that provides a toolkit of ideas for "Creating your own project."
Looked at White House announcement and links to (a new portal for Americans to serve in their communities.)

Geotagged photos from Prince of Wales Island, Alaska

We had a long weekend to explore the Northern section of Prince of Wales Island, Alaska - May 29 through May 31, 2009. I have posted a few of the images from this trip on my Picasa Web Album page. Each album and each photo is geotagged and you can view them on a Google Map and also in Google Earth. (However, for the Macintosh, Picasa web apparently does not let you view the images in Google Earth. This does work for a Windows PC .)

I am working on a Google Earth 5 narrated tour for each of these days and will post notices here when they are ready.

Gigapan Photos Southeast Alaska and British Columbia

I shot and have produced several Gigapan images that allow you to zoom in to see telephoto details from a recent trip through Canada to Ketchikan and Prince of Wales Island in Alaska. You can see these on my Gigapan web site page.

Please note on the web page above you can view these Gigapan Photos in a full screen mode for a higher quality image. There is also an option to view these images in the 3D Google Earth browser where they line up almost exactly with the horizon and direction of view.

One example showing the downtown harbor area and mountains near downtown Ketchikan is embedded below.

Another Gigapan below shows Labouchere Bay on the Northern part of Prince of Wales Island.

Web Squared web cast video available here:
Participated in "Web Squared: Web 2.0 Five years On" web cast. White paper by Tim O'Reilly & John Battelle here.

Facebook and Twitter use explosion

Every day, for months now, there is new information about new Web 2.0 uses of Twitter and the growth of the number of users of Facebook. I have been taking some more time to experiment with these networking tools and consequently have not been adding personal blog posts here on a regular basis. Possibly I will set up a connection between my posts to Twitter, to also be posted here in the near future.

Included here are links to my Twitter page and my Facebook page with a few recent comments, including links to Gigapan photographs and geotagged photos I took while on a recent photo trip to Prince of Wales Island in Alaska. (I will add links here in another post.)