Thought I'd direct those interested to this discussion forum post regarding getting LabVIEW and Google Earth to work together. They're currently using the ActiveX interface, but you should be able to use the Web Service version as well.
Next is to get some examples with Microsoft's Virtual Earth...hopefully I'll be out of crunch soon and can put some time to it myself. If you do give it a go, make sure to leave a comment here!
I don't know how many of you remember Dr. Carl Sagan, the man of "Cosmos" fame, the author of "Contact", the man who took me by the hand (figuratively) at an early age and said, "see, this is science...isn't it wondrous?". To a large degree, the Cosmos series drove me into my life today.
He died 10 years ago Wednesday, and his widow has written up a wonderful entry on the man behind the fame.
Today is a big day for a family in my neighborhood - the O'Donnells are getting a new home, courtesy of the CBS show, Extreme Makeover : Home Edition. They've blocked off the street and been working on the house for 24/7 and today is the grand unveiling. You can read about the family here, and see a video clip of the production here (half way through is a great time-lapse shot of the destruction of the old house). It's been a lot of fun to watch - like ants all over the house. I've heard that they'll use 1000 people in the 7 days it takes to build the house.
This episode is supposed to air in February or March.