Jenny Heaton Announced as Google SketchUp Competition Winner!

On Sunday 25th November local secondary school student Jenny Heaton was announced as the winner of Letchworth’s Google SketchUp competition, ‘3D_lgc’. Earthware had been a supporter and sponsor of this competition, and our Director Brian Norman a judge. Jenny’s superb model of Letchworth Train Station that won...
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5 ways to make your web mapping fly!

Over the past four years here at Earthware we have encountered a number of performance challenges when creating mapping applications on the web. We thought it might be helpful to bring together the 5 most common issues we’ve encountered, both when helping other developers or in some of our...
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Tracking Santa in Google Earth

We love this kind of thing but for today only you can track Santa delivering his presents in Google Earth. As I write at 13:15 GMT I can see him whizzing around Lae, Papua New Guinea and he is already up to 16.5 million presents delivered. There are...
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Google Maps gets 3D treatment in the form of Earth View

This week has seen a further development in global web based mapping technology with Google’s announcement that it has augmented Google Earth into Google Maps, creating a 3D rendering of certain locations when used with a supported browser. This update to Google Maps, called Earth View, enables users to...
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The Beginning of the End for the Travel Brochure?

For the past thirty years or more, the travel industry has relied upon the trusty printed brochure to wet our appetites for holidays at home and abroad. We’ve become accustomed to the idea of thumbing through acres of paper and booking our escape to the sun based on fuzzy...
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Google Street View Launched UK Wide In Commercial Property Website

Within hours of Google launching Google Street View imagery covering 99% of UK roads, Earthware has released their first implementation of the new imagery in commercial property portal NovaLoca.com. The Google Street View imagery in NovaLoca.com allows users to view commercial property in the major UK cities and...
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Google Street View Launches UK wide

Google Maps have today launched Google StreetView imagery for the entire UK and we mean the entire UK!  Nearly a quarter of a million roads across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are now available to ‘walk’ down from your computer screen. The 360 degree pictures mean you can have...
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Google takes Street View Mapping off-road

Google has announced the launch of the Google Tricycle. As the Google Street cars whiz through the larger roads of cities and towns around the world capturing 360 degree images of the area, there are some places they just can't reach. This is where the Google Tricycle will come in...
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Using Interactive Visual Media: Part 1 - 3d Virtual Tour Videos

The great thing about maps and I expect a reason why they are fast becoming the ‘must have’ thing in a website, is that they present information in a visually stimulating format and allow the user to interact with that information. Take Street Level View’s for an example whether...
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lastminute Google Earth experiments

We came across some of the interesting stuff that lastminute have been doing using Google Earth.  lastminute have an experimental arm it seems called lastminute labs who are big fans of Google Earth and have been doing some stuff with Google Earth pretty much since it came on the...
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