WebMapping

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 be part of Microsoft’s Windows Live offerings and some of the beta products are already available at the Windows Live Ideas page. However, Windows Live Local is not yet one of them. Someone did post a screenshot from the recent preview on Flickr

Via GISuser.com

WebMapping

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 charts, head over to the StrataVarious website

WebMapping

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 online mapping, but has not really changed its business model yet to compete with the new entries from Google, MSN, and Yahoo.

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Reminder: avsp Drawing ends today

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Just a quick reminder that our first drawing will take place at the end of this week and will be announced on Episode 20 of avsp to be released December 4. We have added the option to scan and email your entry to make sure it arrives in time for the drawing, though you must still send us the physical postcard. All entries must be received by 11:59PM PST, December 1, 2005 .

Good luck!