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Where 2.0 – a wake up call ?

Daniel H. Stienberg pens a review of the where 2.0 conference at O’Reilly Network: The How and Who of Where. A whole new sector of the GI market is emerging based on open IT standards, and collaborative development. The old guard of the established mapping agencies needs to take note, although their core business will […]

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Google Sightseeing

Just came upon this, site while researching my talk for next weeks cc Exchange conference at the OS in Southampton. Another Google Maps API app but great fun, love this picture of a Tomcat in flight…

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Official Google Maps API

As reported by O’Reilly Radar Google have released an official API to their google maps application at the Where 2.0 conference. Website developers can legitimately embed google maps in their application for no charge !! – Mapquest et al… the clock is ticking. But you ask how can this work, google has to pay teleatlas, […]

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Where 2.0.. when GeoData went mainstream

This week sees the O’Reilly Where 2.0 conference take place in San Francisco, which I believe marks a turning point for the GeoData and GIS industries if they want to take it. Where 2.0 gives a pointer to the direction the geodata industry will go if the likes of Google and Microsoft in the form […]

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The end of maps !!

The BBC report that the rise of satnav spells the end of the map as an in-car navigation tool. I think there is some truth in this, although I still carry a half million scale map in case of system failure in my satnav equipped car. A point which the article could have made more […]