GEScene is a MapInfo utility that allows images to be exchanged in both directions between MapInfo and Google Earth. Placemarks can also be created in Google Earth by using MapInfo as a point of reference to easily pinpoint more obscure locations. Images saved in Google Earth can be registered and displayed in MapInfo to compliment existing map layers. Conversely, the contents of any MapInfo map window can be displayed in Google Earth as an image overly. Google Earth is a great application for viewing data in the real world, but is limited in its ability to display, edit and locate data from external sources. MapInfo on the other hand, is very good at displaying, editing and locating data from many different sources, but lacks the visual impact provided by Google Earth. GEScene helps compliment the features of both these applications by allowing more flexibility when displaying and analyzing data.
As the world wakes up to the power of data, we need to start working out how to join up all this information. We need to turn it into meaningful findings that will help us to make changes to the way we live. A new technique is emerging as part of this quest – the data mashup. This approach to linking data could help us shed light on phenomena such as the health impacts of climate change....