Tons of new oblique coverage, particularly in Europe.
I’m in Houston at the CAR Conference and, as usual at these conferences (recent sites: Cleveland, Newark, etc.), I’m loving the view from my room. Consider this admittedly low-quality shot from my phone:
Two more pictures for my amusement, and possibly yours. Both were ads in the sports section of today’s Houston Chronicle, and both convey a certain attitude, guns ‘n boots, that you don’t really see that much of ’round my way in South Florida. Which is not to say that we Floridians are not just as enthusiastic as anyone about firearms, merely that you usually don’t see them in our sports pages. My favorite from the gun store ad: the Snake Charmer II. I have a feeling the snake will not, in fact, be charmed.
Last week’s imagery update in Google Earth was just rolled out in Google Maps, reports Google Maps Mania. The update includes Martin County, which is the first time in, without exaggeration, 83 years that Google has brought new aerial imagery to my area down in southeast Florida. See the full list of updates at the Google LatLong blog. Unfortunately, Google’s aerial coverage still trails in Palm Beach County, particularly given Microsoft’s introduction of oblique coverage of the entire county late last year.
I’m relocating to Houston through this weekend for the IRE/NICAR computer-assisted reporting conference. Maybe I’ll be posting, maybe I won’t. What’s it to you, anyway? In the meantime, have a look at this trippy photo of the Houston skyline by Flickr user telwink.
Did I just blow your mind?
I’ll be off to Houston on Wednesday for the IRE/NICAR computer-assisted reporting conference, so here’s the Houston Chronicle in Virtual Earth/Live Maps. Readers who also will be at the conference are invited to track me down there, though I can’t guarantee I’ll be willing to talk about anything other than cats. Also, I’ll be in disguise.
That’s the new fella on top of my pile o’ notebooks, making the PCs (one defunct, one semi-defunct, one fully, uh, funct) look bad. Missing from the family portrait is a PowerBook G4, also funct.
Neighborhood of the week is Sailfish Point, an exclusive oceanfront enclave in Martin County where the homes are priced up to $24 million.
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