GEScene is a MapInfo utility that allows you to take images saved in Google Earth and use them as backgrounds in your existing maps. This can add value to your maps through visual enhancement, as well as complimenting your existing data sets. If you dont wish to use the backgrounds GEScene still provides an easy way to display your map view in Google Earth.
At the Creating the Policy and Legal Framework for a Location-enabled Society conference in Boston, Kirk Goldsberry, who is a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard, gave a fascinatng presentation with the help of two of his students on the topic of personal geographic data and privacy. Geoff Zeiss provides a recap.