Geography Education Bill, web soil survey, “Spatial Portals”, and maps.a9.com in the news. Education site in this weeks web feature. Main topic is a discussion on the webmap API wars.
BBC article on the neverending search engine battle.
Our first column, an introduction to our VerySpatial Classroom column, is now up. This column will probably be a monthly posting for the foreseeable future and it should be joined next weekend by our second column. This month we begin by pointing out that behind all of the geospatial technologies that are drawing interest lies Geography. Check it out at over in the columns section.
Howard Butler has a single podcast episode up on his website. He focuses on the announcements at the ESRI UC and announce on Mapserver. We are still going to claim the first North American Geography podcast, but only by a week
Head on over a give Howard a listen at A Podcast Ã¢â‚¬â€ Hobu, Inc.
This article from GeoCommunity’s Spatial News will tell you….
Cartography is the blog for the Canadian Cartographic Association. As you might imagine this site has great links to mapping related websites and technologies. Definitely an informative blog for its first five months and worth an occasional perusal.
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.
This is our first mention (that I know of) on an outside site. Between getting a few emails and this plug there is a little pressure to make this podcast and blog all it can be. On that note, we hope to have our first column up this weekend, with our second close on its heels if Frank gets it to us before he starts his first semester of course work toward his next in a string of degrees.
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.