The short post about why…

Why Digital Earth? What will it do for us in real terms? Is it a project? A mission? Or is it just a vision of spectacular technologies set in the future?

This blog is designed as a space to discuss the Digital Earth effort as we move towards the 2015 ISDE Symposium in Halifax, Nova Scotia (October 6-10). Most importantly, these postings are personal views and not those of any sponsor, committee, or the ISDE. They are reflections of a concerned, involved local person who was lucky enough to be around to watch the start of DE in the mid-1990s. If there is any purpose to this it is simply to get people to meet, talk and work towards creating Digital Earth as a contribution to the future of our home.