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Friday, April 21, 2006

Google Maps Mania notes this change and I found some further explanations in this comment on another blog.

Bottom line? This is a good move, simplifying life for users and journalists! Other companies involved in geospatial should take heed.

by Adena Schutzberg on 04/21 at 07:40 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

A SearchWebServices.com article “Georgia maps future with Ajax,” pings interest with the words Ajax and maps in the title. But then, to my surprise, talks little about mapping. Instead it relates to the underlying platform strategy, which includes none of those companies swirling in the mapping buzz: Google, ESRI, et. al.

Who gets the plugs? 

GDOT is moving from ColdFusion on Macromedia’s old JRun server to Java applications running on BEA WebLogic Server built with WebLogic tools.

Chambers said the architecting of the BEA WebLogic-based services is being done by IBM consultants using the Rational Software Architect tool. When new servicess are ready for testing, GDOT relies on quality assurance tools from Compuware Corp.

Also amusing is this comment on once “hot and hip” ColdFusion:

Despite its almost senior citizen status as a scripting language, Chambers [IT applications administrator, Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)] says, “It’s a great RAD (Rapid Application Development) tool.”

Seriously, though, do any geospatial companies make any money on this new website?

by Adena Schutzberg on 04/21 at 06:53 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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