Rand McNally MapEngine

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Rand McNally has announced the release of MapEngine, their new web service that will feature the company’s proprietary mapping database. MapEngine is aimed at businesses, and Rand McNally will offer a hosted service or a MapEngine Server API that will integrate the web service into customized applications. This marks the entry of one of the […]

Online mapping from the data gatherers’ perspective

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I just finished an article on CNET.com by Elinor Mills that poses the all-important question – why are the route directions and locations often inaccurate. She posed this question to a TeleAtlas (a major data provider) executive, Michael Mitsock, and received this response – “It could be that the map is out of synch with […]

Yahoo Maps Beta

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As Jesse noted in a post yesterday, Yahoo has redesigned its online mapping interface and added functionality to try to compete with Google Maps. It is currently in beta, and is available at http://maps.yahoo.com/beta An article posted on MSNBC.comdiscusses the changes and upgrades.

Yahoo! Maps, Flash

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I have to admit that I haven’t been paying a lot of attention to Yahoo! Maps lately but I don’t know when it went to Flash. Either way it looks nice. I have never been a great proponent for Flash maps, just because I wasn’t happy with the early interfaces, but the newer ones, such […]

Trends blog does a roundup of 3D

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I stumbled across the Trends blog (by R. Banks) while I doing some searches on 3D visualization, and found a nice roundup titled “3D. What is it Good for?”, which includes a number of technologies that we have also blogged. I explored some other categories, and found that while Trends seems to be a general […]

Online mapping in China

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Here’s a short article on online map resources available in China, from the English language online edition of the Shanghai Daily. The 3D mapping features on Shanghai’s E-city government website were mentioned in the article, but I had a lot of trouble getting the English version page to load, so I will have to try […]