The Art of Geography is about combining art, technology, and appreciation of the natural world. Some of the byproducts of this melding are maps that help you get where you want to go, photographic panoramas that show you what it's like to be in various wilderness locations around the world, and abstract expressionist & landscape art.
Canons EOS-1D Mark III: The new benchmark: "Called the EOS-1D Mark III, Canon has just made its super-fast Canon EOS-1D Mark II N professional DSLR even faster, increasing continuous shooting rate capability from 8.5 frames per second to 10fps. It also gets a new 10 megapixel APS-H sensor and a bigger 3 inch LCD, live view mode and a sensor cleaning system. Read all about it!"
Nikon launches 8 new Coolpix cameras: "Nikon on Tuesday commemorated both the 10th anniversary of its Coolpix line with launch of eight new cameras just before the upcoming PMA expo: the new 10-megapixel P5000 (pictured) is a bridge between point-and-shoots and entry-level digital SLRs, offering a larger fixed lens through a 3.5X optical zoom and a hotshoe for an external flash and ...
Camera Raw 3.7 for Photoshop CS2 now available: "Adobe has released Camera Raw 3.7, a free update of the RAW file plug-in for Photoshop CS2. The new version adds support for RAW files from the Nikon D40 and Pentax K10D, plus 'unofficial' support for various Phase One backs and the Fujifilm FinePix S5 Pro. Also new in v3.7 is cross-application compatibility between Lightroom 1.0 and Photoshop CS2 RAW processing settings."
Flash Earth is an interesting variation on Google Maps and Google Earth. You can flip between eight different aerial photography and satellite views of the earth with the click of a button. Some of the views are not that different; two of them are Microsoft Virtual Earth, one with labels on, one with labels off. Even some of the competing services don't look that different for some locales; perhaps they both acquire the photos from the same data source.
Robotic device promises to simplify panorama photography: "The Gigapan robotic platform, a device developed by Carnegie Mellon University and the NASA Ames Intelligent Robot Group to automate the shooting of multi-image panoramas with a digital camera, is slated for release in March 2007 for under US$200 along with stitching software, says a story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. UPDATE, FEBRUARY 6, 2007: We've added more information on the PanoMachine, an alternative to the Gigapan."
VRlog.com has been redirected to be a sub-weblog of the Art of Geography weblog. It's easier to manage that way. The reader will not have to do anything--vrlog.com will still work. VR articles of interest will continue to be posted here. The older material from VRlog continues to be available, but from http://old.vrlog.com
There may be some propagation delay in the subdomains working.
Photoshop Color Management Policies in Detail: "Photoshop's color management support is very complete, but because of this it can sometimes also seem very complicated and perhaps a bit confusing. Central to all of this are the color management policy settings and how they interact with any profiles that may be embedded in images that you open to work on...."