"The project began when a soft-spoken programmer named Jason Birch took a look at a new mapping program called Google Earth in 2005. "I'd never seen anything like it," said Mr. Birch, 38, who has a university degree in geography and a passion for computers... For two years, he's experimented with images, colours and a programming language called KML. He's also worked overtime, spending a few hours with his wife and twin sons, then playing with Google Earth from 8 p.m. until midnight, and even logging voluntary hours on the weekend."See the latest in an article from the Globe & Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20070806.NANAIMO06/TPStory/TPNational/BritishColumbia/
August 06, 2007
Finally, Birch gets some recognition for putting Nanaimo on the Google Earth stage!
Recall I recently mentioned how Nanaimo, BC was getting all kinds of attention for being a power Google Earth contributor yet the city's GIS programmer, Jason Birch was not getting much (if any) recognition for his efforts. Well, finally an article has appeared in the Globe & Mail that delves much deeper into the story.. nice! Too bad the local "rags" can't spend a bit more time doing some research and coming up with some informative facts before they go to press. I like this bit in the article...
Posted by Glenn Letham