Virtual Earth blog updates of another “20TB of new imagery,” including Microsoft UltraCam images of Iowa City in drier times [Full List]. If you don’t see good photography in your city, country, state, or backyard? You can now submit your imagery to Microsoft Virtual Earth via the GoVE program, which enables municipalities, state and local governments, aerial photographers, carrier pigeons, whoever, to share your imagery with Microsoft for publishing onto Virtual Earth the platform that powers thousands of enterprise applications, not to mention our own Live Search Maps.
Now your imagery can be part of the Virtual Earth we’re creating. Join in the world changing event that is Microsoft Virtual Earth.
GoVE supports the data sharing goals of many public sector organizations by providing a free publishing service. Through GoVE, your taxpayer-funded information will be provided on a free, open access web site that benefits taxpayers, government officials, your corporate tax base, state and local governments, etc.
Things like tourism, transportation, utilities, energy, emergency preparedness, natural resources management, and economic development can be assisted through the broad scale distribution of public data.