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Monday, June 26, 2006

The Kansas City Business Journal notes Garmin’s latest patent: Methods and systems to interface navigation operations.  It allows developers (I think) “to rapidly permit any desired customization of software applications” on navigation devices. The article goes on to note that Garmin has an open API for its GPS-enabled iQue and may one day open APIs for its in car navigation devices.

Does this patent make it difficult for there to be a standard interface that might support many company’s nav systems?

by Adena Schutzberg on 06/26 at 07:24 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

TerraLink, the big GIS player in New Zealand is sending out 400,000 DVDs of its GIS software to what Managing director Mike Donald calls “sectors that haven’t used GIS before, and give them a set of tools so they can see what value it can add to their business.” He maintains that big companies and government are currently the big users.

The software in question is called FishEye, a trimmed version of its main product. Still, the freebie includes base data, Internet accessible land ownership info and aerial imagery and the ability to add in ones own data (geocoding, it appears). Also interesting, it is offering phone and e-mail support for the free software.

by Adena Schutzberg on 06/26 at 06:59 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Shrewd Craig Pittman and Matthew Waite of the St. Petersburg Times were tracking if the needed permits were being granted to destroy wetlands in the state. They found that the Army Corps of Engineers “rarely denies a permit to wipe them out in Florida.” The Corps, it turns out, didn’t keep records of how much wetland area was destroyed. So, the two turned to satellite imagery to determine the acreage. That led the two to win the Waldo Proffitt Award for Excellence in Environmental Journalism in Florida.

The judges called the series Vanishing Wetlands “watchdog journalism’ at its finest.”

by Adena Schutzberg on 06/26 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

I can’t find any explanation for this, but Intergraph dropped steadily since last Monday. It dropped from the $33.40s to the $31.33 at the close Friday. (Chart) That $31.33 is a low for 2006.

by Adena Schutzberg on 06/26 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

MapInfo gave the office $13,000 worth of software as part of its e-government program in 2004. It’s latest use, documented in InformationWeek is to help the office locate advertising “throughout the city’s bus shelters, subways, and news publications to promote awareness of domestic violence.” The idea is to use demographic data to help target awareness and prevention and response options. Tracy Weber, the office’s grants director and interagency coordinator puts it this way:

I’ve been able to import all sorts of city-based data into MapInfo, including road maps, English proficiency ratings, and homicide rates and overlay that over a map of the city. From there, patterns and strategies begin to emerge.

by Adena Schutzberg on 06/26 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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