Metadata and the micro-ecology of data.

In an ICT lesson, my son was shown how to create HTML pages in a text editor, and then in MS Word. The teacher did admit that Word was more verbose. I said the same thing, and then felt obliged to prove it to him. I wrote two simple Hello world pages: one in plain…

Google Streetmaps

A civilian version of the GKB, Google Streetmaps drives through cities photographing us and publishing the results. One blog has an image of the vehicle they use, which apparently belongs to a company called Immersive Media. Theres also some discussion of what they might do about potentially embarrassing images like this one. Luckily the service…

The GKB: a database of everything.

The US National Geospatial Intelligence Agency recently has recently announced that the Worldview 1 spy satellite is operational. When WorldView 2 comes on stream, the two will supply 1 million square km per day of high-resolution earth imagery. The planned GEOINT Knowledge Base (GKB) may soon become the worlds most massive database. NGA(19 years old…