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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Second Earth: A Geographic Model Mashup

An interesting example of the overlaying of real time data from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) onto a globe, which was then inserted into the virtual world Second Life. The video above, from NOAA, demonstrates and describes the effort. A first, still primitive step into creating virtual worlds that contain multiple, navigable data layers.

Improving the dimensional representation of both real and abstract data and its improved navigation has been a topic here.

From New World Notes, where there is more information and a link directly into SL if you are a member.

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