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Thursday, May 12, 2005

 

Google’s on the move again, this time acquiring “location-based” social contact service dodgeball. The service has members text their locations to a server where the information is used to “hook up” with others in the same geography. Several commentators suggest this is part of Google’s plans to move into location-based services. Q&A here.

 

by Adena Schutzberg on 05/12 at 08:03 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

 

Quote of the Week: “It [location-based services] is not a leisure market and I don’t know when it will be,” Chris Wade, CEO of Cambridge Positioning Systems (CPS). You can read on about the company’s plans for Europe, which from the sound of it, may not succeed!

by Adena Schutzberg on 05/12 at 07:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

President Roh Moo-hyun of Korea and President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan met in Tashkent on Tuesday. Among their discussions was a plan to build a GIS for Uzbekistan. As one of my friends says, “How cool is that?”
“They reached an agreement to create a National Geographic Information System (GIS) in Uzbekistan under the technical assistance of Korea to promote the development of information technology in Uzbekistan.”

by Adena Schutzberg on 05/12 at 07:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

You may have read elsewhere about efforts to put a Geographic Information Officer (GIO) in place. That work in still in progress, according to an article in Government Technology. The article suggests that the pieces are coming together. The state State Information Technology Strategic Plan requires the governor to appoint a GIO, and an active state council is already in place (CalGIS). Further, John Ellison, acting state coordinator and representative to NSGIC has taken that group’s “success factors” to heart and is already thinking about statewide 1’ imagery acquisition by next year.

by Adena Schutzberg on 05/12 at 07:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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