Who could ever figure that Wii could be used for more than just games? Now explore the world with this function that was discovered!
WiiEarth — Wiimote Interface for Virtual Earth
Normally this control is loaded via the web browser and allows interaction with a keyboard, mouse, and Xbox 360 controller. In this article, we will take the Virtual Earth control out of the web browser, use it in a WinForms application, and control it with a Nintendo Wii Remote (Wiimote).
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Melissa Lawrence, Social Marketing Administrator, VERTICES, LLC
The California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) has selected a company to develop a Rich Internet Application (RIA) for the next generation of its “California Health Care Atlas”. The new web-based atlas will integrate interactive mapping, reporting, and charting elements with a dynamic real-time interface to tell the healthcare story in California, allowing a broad spectrum of users the ability to investigate and learn about the human health and healthcare landscape in California. The goal of the atlas is to help OSHPD staff enhance their understanding of health care issues by presenting sophisticated analyses of California healthcare trends in a an easy-to-explore and easy-to-understand manner.
For information on these developments in California and how they are using GIS technology, please read the full article at: http://www.directionsmag.com/press.releases/index.php?duty=Show&id=23306
Melissa Lawrence, Rutgers Student Intern, VERTICES, LLC
Google and Microsoft are working up their plans to improve the nation’s health care. The Bush administration has pushed the health care industry to speed up the switch to electronic formats. This format help the health care industry to save more money on paper and protect the environment as well.Today, about 20 percent of patient throughout the U.S have computerized records. However, these records still tend to be controlled by the health care administration including doctors and hospitals. With the old system, whenever a patient move to another state, his/her record usually stay at the previous hospital or clinic. Click here to learn more on how Google and Microsoft are looking to change Health Care in the U.S.
According to the International Journal of Health Geographics, the Web GIS in practice III is creating a simple interactive map of England’s Strategic Health Authorities using Google Maps API, Google Earth KML, and MSN Virtual Earth Map Control. Click here to read the electronic version of this article.