I’m currently attending the Map Middle East 2005 conference in Dubai, and the fantastic cosmopolitan nature of the city is very much reflected in the GI industry of the Middle East – where the highly skilled and massive capacity GI industry of India meets the high technology free market of Europe and the USA resulting in real innovation. Here is a case when location really does matter, Dubai is in the perfect geographic location.
One of the most impressive products on display is informap’s UAELocator, a low cost consumer based mapping tool similar to MapPoint but with building level mapping – yes every building! and complete high resolution satellite image coverage of the UAE provided by DigitalGlobe.
All for $300 !!
Written and submitted from the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel in Dubai, using the hotels broadband network.