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Monday, January 15, 2007

An exploration of the accuracy of cell phone 911 locating by the Grand Rapids (MI) Press included this tidbit:

The phones send the coordinates to dispatch computers. At the State Police post, dispatchers load coordinates onto Google Earth, a Web site with global satellite photographs.

 

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/15 at 10:04 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

E-consultancy has the interview but Ed’s mum on his future plans. Still, a good read including this solid answer:

What would be your advice to a web start-up currently looking around for geographical information to add to their site or develop mash-ups? What are the different sources of mapping data good for?

Well, it depends what the actual needs of their business are and what types of mapping they need, but you can’t go wrong by playing with the likes of Google, Microsoft or Yahoo! to get an idea of what you need.

 

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/15 at 07:45 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

EETimes has the story:

Bluetooth chip market leader CSR plc. ... plans to incorporate their software to make global positioning and personal navigation a much cheaper and better performance option for mobile phones and other hand-held devices. CSR is paying in cash an initial $40 million for Swedish group NordNav Technologies AB, and $35 million for Cambridge Positioning Systems. ...[CSR] expects its first GPS product offerings that support satellite navigation and other location-based services to be available during the first half of this year, with cost expected to subsequently reduce to less than $1.


That’d be a drop from the current $5-$10 price.

Press Release

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/15 at 07:37 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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NIIT-GIS, the GIS part of Indian software solutions provider NIIT Technologies, expects to grow its headcount to 500 this year, from 220. The company is a joint venture with ESRI.

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India Times Infotec

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/15 at 06:45 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Here’s my map from Atlas ready for your input. Another goody? Every map is now available in KML.

- Faneuil Media Blog

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by Adena Schutzberg on 01/15 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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