ArcGIS for iOS available

OpenStreet Map and location search
It seems that ESRI has made its way through the dreaded App Store approval process and ArcGIS for iOS is now available for both iPhone and iPad via the App Store. It is pretty much what we have been expecting based on the Dev Summit, Where 2.0 and other demos, but I have to say, as an iOS and GIS fanboy, I am pretty happy with the app by itself. Add in the ArcGIS Online integration and the ability to use it as a portal to any compatible project… well, it just gets cooler by the server. Click through for a couple more screen shots of the app in action.
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ERDAS releases Apollo on the Cloud

ERDAS has entered the cloud service race with the announcement of Apollo on the Cloud. It is a hosted solution that provides access to Apollo Professional on SkyGone’s servers. We have talked to Mladen Stojic about Apollo on the podcast in the past which is one of ERDAS’s newer products that provides that layer of abstraction that many enterprises are looking for between the geotechnologies and the casual user…aka the guy at the desk. With a browser-based viewer, integration with Titan, and standards compatible there are plenty of ways for the user to connect to the service. On the backend you get all of the power that Apollo offers in serving data, running geoprocessing services, and creating user experiences. If you are looking for a way to centralize the processing of your remote sensing data and do not want to host a solution locally or don’t have the dedicated IT staff to do so, this is worth a look.