Mirror World: Using MMOs for Real World Mapping

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Is the best way to learn about our world through a virtual one? Have a look at the latest uses of MMOs like Second Life to model real world weather, air traffic, and server data in immersive 3D.

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W. James Au

The Making of Second Life

I’m the author of The Making of Second Life (HarperCollins), online games editor at GigaOM.com, and write about Second Life on my own blog, New World Notes (nwn.blogs.com).

  • Autodesk
  • Google
  • ESRI
  • Nokia
  • DigitalGlobe
  • Earthscape
  • EveryScape.com
  • LightPole
  • MapJack
  • MapQuest
  • MetaCarta
  • Microsoft
  • Poly9
  • Skyhook Wireless
  • TeleAtlas
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • Zvents
  • BNet

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