New interactive 3-D Earth globe (STIs in Europe) and Silent Witness display

1 October 2007: Maged set-up a new scripted 3-D Earth globe for accessing STIs/HIV/AIDS statistics and information from 53 European region countries (compiled by the WHO’s Regional Office for Europe).

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Our new interactive 3-D globe for accessing STIs/HIV/AIDS statistics and information for Europe.
Where: Look for the 3-D globe beside the giant yellow-red flowers outside the glass building.
Use is very simple: In the public chat box, type:
/8 where is country-name
to find country-name in a list of 53 European region countries and plot it on the globe as red marker. Once plotted, touch the marker to access the latest STIs/HIV/AIDS statistics and information for that country.

The underlying technology from Daden.co.uk can also be used to geographically map and access live news stories in-world, as well as all sorts of real-time Google Earth (KML) feeds and Geo/RSS data by plotting points on the globe (in-world), and further linking those points to images and Web URLs. One can have more than one function/target info item associated all at the same time with a plotted location (Landmarks, Notecards, other Inventory items, and/or Web URLs). Users can also do the reverse: put pins on a map in-world, and then view the data points on the Web in Google Maps or Google Earth.

Related: See ‘Second Life GIS’ section at
http://healthcybermap.org/sl.htm (regularly updated).

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Thanks to SL:Ziolla Magpie, we now also have a new interactive ‘Silent Witness‘ display about domestic violence and its victims, just beside our CDC podcast player by the sea.

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Aerial view of the University of Plymouth Sexual Health SIM in Second Life. The land is 1760 m2, with a 402 prim quota, of which 344 prims were used as at 1 October 2007 when this screenshot was made.

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One Response to “New interactive 3-D Earth globe (STIs in Europe) and Silent Witness display”

  1. A Sexual Health SIM in Second Life (University of Plymouth) » Blog Archive » When mirror and virtual worlds converge… Says:

    […] next, soon-to-be-published Second Life paper is co-authored with Eur Ing David Burden of Daden Limited, and is about the convergence of mirror worlds and virtual worlds, which together with lifelogging […]

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