The USGS issued a press release at the beginning of May highlighting the possibility of accessing USGS topo maps and other USGS imagery on mobile devices such as Android, iPhone and iPad. The USGS is […]
An iPhone and iPad App put together by Columbia University. From the iTunes Description: Explore your planet as never before with the mobility of EarthObserver. Use your fingertips to travel through terrestrial landscapes and across […]
For the hard core geologists and gemologists, why carry a hand lens in the field when you can snap a photo with your phone? Reviewer is a gemologist, but could potentially have other applications as […]
ESRI has recently released an iPhone and iPad app that will allow developers to bring content derived from ArcGIS to the popular iOS platforms. According to ESRI’s website, the ArcGIS app will allow users to […]
Google announced on Sunday that it had released Google Earth for the popular iPhone device. So far it doesn’t have access to all of the content layers that you can view in the desktop version of your software, but it does have panoramio photos and Wikipedia articles and most impressively, the 3D terrain option. You can view the surrounding terrain in 3D by simply tilting your phone from horizontal. It also lets you search for nearby businesses and appears to pull in other content related to those businesses from the web, such as reviews etc. Now, if only I could come up with the $$ to spring for an iPhone! More info at CNet and Google Earth blog. Or click through for a video demo. (Photo credit: Google by way of CNet).