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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

A Korean politician, Kim Tae-hwan, of the Grand National Party, noted that "Korean wireless providers have been operating location-based services (LBS) such as "buddy finder" services in violation of the Protection of Location Information Act," according to Chosun.com. Korean law states that when carriers provide a location to a third party, "the carrier must immediately notify those whose information was disclosed." The carriers disagree with the assessment and state that a prior arrangement with the individual is in place the first time the service is used.

by Joe Francica on 02/06 at 10:18 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Pentaho, a company that uses open source solutions to develop business intelligence applications has integrated their suite of products with Google Maps. They demonstrate a fairly typical application of business GIS of showing sales by location but at least the BI community is finally waking up to using maps with their applications. [The demo will ask for some basic information for you to view it.]

by Joe Francica on 02/06 at 08:51 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

“MyMap is the portable API I created to display maps in a web site with either Google Maps, Yahoo Maps, or Microsoft Virtual Earth.”

- Dr. Dobbs

by Adena Schutzberg on 02/06 at 07:30 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

“However, Google Earth’s interactive qualities make it vulnerable to inaccurate information.”

Katie Ingmire, in an article about Google Earth and other related program’s in a student newspaper.

- Indiana Daily Student

by Adena Schutzberg on 02/06 at 06:52 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Tim O’Reilly cites two companies that are distinguishing themselves by (among other things) giving more control to developers. The two companies are FAST, a search engine company and Placebase, the folks with a not-free mashup envionment very similar to Google Maps. The article argues that these two comanies give developers more access to the “switches and levers” behind the scenes making them more interesting to customers.

- O’Reilly Radar

by Adena Schutzberg on 02/06 at 06:41 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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