Main topic: Space and Place. News: Microsoft supporting spatial developers, new MapInfo deemed OGC compliant, and GSDI Small Grants.
From the Geocommunity website: On Wednesday, the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association (GSDI) announced some statistics about the third year of their Small Grants Program, which received neary 100 applications from geospatial practitioners around the world. Of the 40 applications selected for furtehr consideration, 19 were from Africa, 10 from the Asia-Pacific region, 7 from the Americas and 4 from Europe
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.
I am still looking for bloggers and podcasters who plan to attend the AAG meetings in Chicago in March and who are interested in participating in a panel session on the use of these new technologies. If you are interested please email me at ‘jesse at very spatial dot com’.
I noticed this yesterday, but I completely forgot to blog it. Howard Butler’s second podcast is out and he interviews James Fee of the popular Spatially Adjusted blog. They discuss a good bit of the state of GIS and a nice interlude where they discussed the joys of command line ArcInfo and the explosion of ArcView when it hit 3.0. I think Howard was a little overly critical of his first podcast where it was just him and a microphone, but that is just my opine
To give the podcast a listen head over to Hobu.biz.
This article takes a look at what happening with the development of “spatial information management”, and suggests what might be next on the horizon