The NRCS’s Web Soil Survey has finally gone live. I have seen it since its alpha, and it is a good substitution to the hard copy soil reports. The WSS is built on ArcServer and ArcSDE technologies and will continue to grow. Take a look to see what they have implemented and I will try to remember to blog any big changes.
Here are a couple of links from Download Squad relating to Yahoo Maps, Google Maps, and VirtualEarth. Take a look.
Via Virtual Earth is a site for those interested in Microsoft’s Virtual Earth, and includes developer tips, articles, a Site Gallery, Blog, and other features.
This is an article from Geoplace about the Time Team and its use of GIS to map Roman sites in Britain
Amazon’s A9 search engine couldn’t be left behind of course. They have had their block views for over a year now and they make one of the best examples of spatial multimedia out there without being attachment to a map. Head over to http://maps.a9.com/ to take a look and check out the press release link below.
I believe this question mirrors most everyone’s sentiments.
1 part Google Maps, 1 part MSN Virtual Earth, and a heaping helping of Flash. This is a great front end for all the data available through these new sites.
Another hack found over at digg.com. It covers a limited number of cities but is a great idea…
This tool allows you to build custom Google Maps apps without knowing the intricacies of the Google Maps API. I didn’t test it, but the concept is great.
For those of you interested in the cutting-edge tech-side of GIS and other geospatial technologies, the Call for Participation has gone out for the 2006 O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference. According to the conference website:
“The O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference frames the ideas, projects, and technologies that the alpha geeks are thinking about, hacking on, and inventing right now into a coherent picture from which to extrapolate and upon which to start building. Expect much of what you see in early form here to show up in the products and services you’re taking for granted in the not-too-distant future.”
Here is the link: