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Microsoft Virtual Earth at the Box Office

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    Microsoft Virtual Earth at the Box Office

    Every once in a while I like to share a bit of Virtual Earth news that may not have much relevance to my public sector audience but has "human interest" appeal. And, if the news punctuates momentum of Virtual Earth adoption, regardless of the sector, I just have to boast.
    This past Friday the remake of "The Day the Earth Stood Still" opened at box offices throughout the country and one of the stars, though with a less-than-leading role, was Microsoft's Virtual Earth. I was tipped off by our Roger Mall, Virtual Earth's agent to Hollywood (we love Roger), late Friday so that I could blog over the weekend. However, I was not able to easily find a trailer that showed Virtual Earth in the movie and knowing that my buddy Chris Pendleton, who keeps the Virtual Earth Evangelists Blog and who also received word from Roger, would not sleep unless he blogged first and could include a screenshot, I patiently waited over the weekend for Chris to announce. Here is the link to his write-up and I am stealing his screenshot (below). Thanks CP!
    In his blog, Chris muses over the use of Virtual Earth for tracking objects in space and credits Hollywood and this film for their imagination in using Virtual Earth in this manner. I credit them as well, since I am sure that they are unaware that Microsoft Virtual Earth partner AGI provides analytical modeling tools, that now integrate Virtual Earth, to do just that. The primary purpose--no surprise to those in the DoD and Intelligence sector--is to track satellites and missiles (at least in terms of space assets ... AGI tools also allow tracking of land and sea assets). Not sure why this couldn't be used to track "mysterious orbs" in space. Be sure and hit the AGI site, check out their offerings and contact them if you have such a need to see what they say.
    -= Virtual Jerry

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    Last edited by Eric Frost; 12-15-2008 at 01:31 PM.

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