Show notes for AVSP Episode 05

VerySpatial Podcast
Shownotes – Episode 05
August 21, 2005

Main Topic:
A discussion of the webmap API wars.
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  • Geography Education Bill
  • NRCS WebSoilSurvey
  • ESRI Press Book Spatial Portals
  • Amazon’s Maps
  • GIS Podcast
  • National Geographic Genographic Project
  • Featured Sites:

  • NASA Mission Geography
  • National Geographic Education
  • ESRI Campus
  • Geospatial21
  • BBC Education
  • Main topic:

    Webmap API Wars:
    Microsoft is now trying to cajole web developers to begin to work with their Virtual Earth API. Jesse argues that Google has too much of a head start while Sue suggests that Microsoft has the sheer power to pull in developers.

  • Via Virtual Earth
  • Google Maps API
  • Email:

  • Encouraging words from Mark and Edward, and a list of bootable OpenSource GISs
  • Events:

  • North American Cartographic Information Society, Salt Lake City, October 12-15
  • MapsAsia, Jakarta, August 22-25
  • Central Appalachian Geo-Spatial Conference, Pittsburgh, August 26
  • X Iberoamerican Conference on Geographic Information Systems, San Juan, September 6-9
  • 2005 Carolina URISA/GITA Conference, Charlotte, September 7-9
  • ESRI Homeland Security GIS Summit, Denver, September 12-14
  • Recent Mapstodon posts

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