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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

MarketWatch profiles Pentura Solutions of Canada, which runs a website, FindByClick.com, with the locations of Tom Horton’s and Starbucks overlain on a Google Map. Apparently they get paid to add layers onto the map; they recently approached a bank about funding the addition of its ATMs.

I figured by this point Tim Horton’s (et. al.) would have it’s own mapping tools on its site and that folks could use Google Maps (once Local!) to find that which they sought. I guess there is money to be made in these very basic mashups! Still, the folks at Pentura have their own vision of how to make money with mashups detailed in the Findbyclick blog - basically, take advantage of community to build good datasets.

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/23 at 06:25 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
In our weekly podcast covering the week’s news Adena Schutzberg and Nora Parker look at news about a small bank using GIS, new offerings from EPA and Acxiom, and explore updates from the National Weather Service in how it shares weather alerts, ligitation related to the Brooks Act and new sponsors for OSGEO.  The podcast is 10 minutes (< 4 Mb) and was recorded January 22, 2007.
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by Adena Schutzberg on 01/23 at 01:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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