Near the end of this year, I heard of a lot of astonishing news from different channels.
1. An excellent site was introduced by tsing. For sharing remote sensing images, geoTorrent aims at distributing, what it claims to be legal, Satellite images and geospatial data, something that would be impossible over HTTP considering file sizes can go up to 87 GB.
2. Following two news come from Google. The first is that google has purchased Endoxon, an Internet mapping solutions company based in Lucerne, Switzerland. Second, Google has announced that its agreement with NASA on a variety of challenging technical problems ranging from large-scale data management and massively distributed computing, to human-computer interfaces. Google put more and more attention on google Earth and google Map. It’s a obvious sign and good opportunity for the colleagues working on geography.
3. As we know, SPOT data is very important in scientific research for its free of charge. VITO will be the unique distributor of VEGETATION products worldwide next year. Gladly, there are some improvements of deliver time, and no changes of initial digital image processing.
By the way, my paper has been printed by Acta Geographica Sinaca. Moreover, please looking forward my summary of this year.
Plus, Big Bird, thank you very much for persuading me to give up the stupid idea at the first time.