Arch Virtual announces the launch of "Virtual Dubuque," a web-based 3D virtual simulation of Dubuque, Iowa. It's a new way for local businesses, government and services to present information to the public using virtual technologies.
Arch Virtual claims that their technology allows for more than just a static 3D rendering of a current locale, but also can include gelocation to real world coordinates, dynamic links to databases, and layers of interactive content. The ability to show both the past and potential future of an area to me sounds like a powerful use of this technology, i.e. being able to shift from the current view of a street to how it looked 50 years ago, and how it might look 50 years from now.