An overview of the plenary sessions from the ESRI Dev Summit 2007 on Tuesday
Much like Direction Media’s discussion on the Intergraph acquisition, they bring up quite a few ideas in their weekly podcast around the MapInfo acquisition. Definitely worth a listen.
OpenStreetMap just announced some great news, that the group in the Netherlands just received 12,000 Euros to support the mapping efforts. While I live in the US and have grown use to grabbing data from any number of sources, I have a friend in Sri Lanka and I am wondering if I could visit him for a couple of months and ‘borrow’ some of his students to work a little in areas of the country…hmmm. Well it will have to wait until I graduate at least…maybe I can just talk him into getting involved
An Itilian company is working on a field test of a navigation system for the blind that is based on a Symbian based cell phone, a bluetooth GPS, and a text to speech software. Seems pretty interesting. The BBC has more details.
The second half of the Plenary Session on Tuesday covered ArcGIS Server, the relatively new ArcGIS Online, and ArcWeb Services, including some of the new REST functionality. Click on more to see an abbreviated outline of the plenary
The first half of the Plenary Session focused on ESRI’s plans for the product line and for their development products. The timeline they put up showed SP2 in the next month, SP3 over the summer and 9.3 around the end of the year and there was even a little bit of discussion regarding 10.X. The first half was finished off by a discussion of ArcGIS Desktop. Click on more to see an abbreviated outline of the plenary.