Microsoft selects 15-meter imagery for Windows Live Local

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Harris Corporation announced on Monday that Microsoft will be using their 15-meter Global Dataset imagery for their Windows Live Local Powered by Virtual Earth. I couldn’t find a definite release date for it, but a demo application was previewed in San Francisco on November 1st, which you can read about here. Windows Live Local will […]

New Orleans to get free city-wide WiFi – Engadget

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As things move forward in the Gulf Coast region the city of New Orleans plans to provide WiFi in portions of the city for residents and businesses in an attempt to support economic growth until the city is back on its feet. New Orleans to get free city-wide WiFi – Engadget – www.engadget.com

Digital Rights Management for Geographic Information

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A Geoplace feature article by John Herring, who works at Oracle and is editor of GeoInformatica, briefly discusses the issue of DRM (Digital Rights Management) in the geospatial community). An interesting point he brings up is that the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has a GeoDRM working group to develop DRM standards for geospatial services.

New Demos for Boston HyperMap Atlas

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StrataVarious, the company that has developed the Boston HyperMap Atlas, has just released 2 new demos, one using MSN Virtual Earth and one using Yahoo Maps. They have also prepared comparison charts for all 3 of their demo versions, Google Maps, MSN Virtual Earth, and Yahoo Maps. To check out the demos, and the comparison […]

What has MapQuest Been Up To?

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Although MapQuest has been largely left out of a lot of the discussion on the recent explosion of web mapping, they are still out there and are retaining a significant market share for now. An article posted today at the San Jose, CA MercuryNews.com has an interesting discussion of how MapQuest was a pioneer in […]