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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Intel today announced its new Web services suite,Suite Two, aimed at making Web 2.0 type services (RSS, blogs, social tools) available to small business. It’s repackaging technology from SixApart, SpikeSource, SocialText, NewsGator, and SimpleFeed. But there’s no geo tools…

by Adena Schutzberg on 11/08 at 03:06 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Between the Lines, an Autodesk blog, notes a way to get DWF files into Google Earth. Maybe Viritual Earth is next. The blogger (Shaan Hurley) describes it as a mashup.

by Adena Schutzberg on 11/08 at 09:51 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

GCN offers a plug (article?) for the new version of Virtual Earth 3D, touting its possible use for federal agencies.

A few points of interest:

Microsoft emphasizes that Virtual Earth users can use it to extend existing investments in GIS, such as those from the Environmental Systems Research Institute of Redlands, Calif., and MapInfo Corp. of Troy, N.Y., and export data such as points, lines and polygons into the 3-D online system.

Pretty much every GIS company has, over time, come to the “if you can’t beat em, join em” theory of marketing with regard to ESRI. So too has Microsoft.

Virtual Earth supports open GIS standards and allows its users to share data across various Microsoft Office apps, as well as integrate the system with Windows Servers, SQL Server and similar systems.

Which “open GIS” standards? I don’t see support for any OpenGIS(R) specs, but perhaps the author means something like GeoRSS? (I consult to OGC.)

by Adena Schutzberg on 11/08 at 06:38 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Oracle has been rather quiet of late about Oracle Spatial. But, fear not, Oracle is back at it - in some interesting places - telling the Oracle Spatial story. I found announcements about seminars in Brunei and Ireland (with partner eSpatial).

by Adena Schutzberg on 11/08 at 06:29 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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