Topology Errors

22 July 2005

A Tale of Two Posts

While the GIS blogosphere fills my RSS Reader with news (sic), a GIS neophyte (Stefan Geen) explains the success of Google Earth. After comparing the two, please remind me why I subscribe to the current crop of GIS blogs.

A few weeks ago I enjoyed a breathtaking hike in the mountains. Instead of sharing pictures with my friends, I simply e-mailed them a KMZ file of the destination showing the lake nestled in the mountains. They could recreate the hike by "flying" back to the trailhead. Yes Stefan, you nailed it. Google Earth is social software.