WebMapping

Microsoft takes on Google with new developer platform

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This article from InfoWorld discusses a set of API’s that Microsoft will announce at their Professional Developer’s Conference which starts Spet. 13th in Los Angeles. Mapping components, including an API for Virtual Earth and the new MapPoint Web Service 4.0. http://www.infoworld.nl/idgns/bericht.phtml?id=00256F6C005C22FC88257076006D00AF

Remote Sensing

Continuing issues with Google imagery access

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First Australia, then Korea, now the Dutch. However, for the first time I see someone has mentioned the USGS’s National Map. While the National Map focuses on the US and does not have the smooth interface that AJAX offers yet…it does offer better overall imagery throughout the US. www.GovExec.com – Google satellite imaging software raises […]

General

toEat.com: online restaurant services

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This is a service that uses the Google Map API (as usual) that allows you to look for restaurants by zip code. Once you are zoomed into your chosen zip code restaraunts are grouped by street so that if you zoom in again you will see the location of the restaraunts themselves. Now if they […]

WebMapping

Another nation with Google Earth issue

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This time South Korea has concerns regarding Google Earth’s information. For some reason they are complaining to the US government…I am not sure what they think the government will do. Google Earth Mapping Service Draws Complaint from Seoul