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
The environmental toll of Katrina is just staggering. The Washington Post features a pretty in-depth look at the fallout. Imagine not having reliably clean water for years! Click here to read (registration required, but it’s free)
The NY Times has an interesting article on high-tech flood control in Europe. It’s a pretty interesting read about how others tackle this tricky problem. It makes a lot of sense to use nature’s power against her, so to speak. Take a look (registration required)
The non-sense continues. To revisit this issue of high res imagery and security yet again visit Internet News Article | Reuters.com. This data is, and has been, available through contractors for some time now. Even back into the early 90′s there has been imagery available that was high enough resolution to make out many of these things are concerned about. We will continue to be grouchy as it all moves forward.
We have had a nice little spike in our visitors thanks to Jonathan Crowe of The Map Room. I would like to welcome you all and point you to the links in the upper left corner that will take you around the site. The podcast can be downloaded directly through the “avsp podcast” link to the left, you can subscribe to it through iTunes, and if you would prefer to use your own Podcast aggregator the feed is http://feeds.feedburner.com/veryspatial. If you are not sure what I am talking about, you should find out more because podcasting (blogcasting, videocasting, etc) is a great way to get audio (and video) content that is interesting to you. If you are interested in learning more visit the Wikipedia entry.
All in all…welcome!
This is a great time waster for Google Maps. If you click on a location you can see where your hole would come out on the other side of the world.