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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

ESRI offers up this page to ask such questions. The answers, per ESRI are “are routed to the appropriate person, and then answers are provided via e-mail within a few business days.”

I’m not sure why responses are not collected into an FAQ. I have suggested that to ESRI.

by Adena Schutzberg on 03/12 at 01:36 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

At the GITA conference, Mark Doherty of Intergraph raised an interesting point in his presentation. He compared commonly accepted standards as proposed for the OGC, for example, versus "defacto" or perhaps more commonly "used" standards that may be neither "open" (in the current vernacular) nor a true standard. His examples recognized WMS and WFS as an example of common specifications. While the analogy is not quite accurate, his "defacto" standard was the use of Oracle Spatial as a platform more commonly chosen to manage spatial data. You might think of KML as another "defacto" standard for sharing data on the Google platforms.

It raises an interesting point of whether some standards or specifications are too fleeting; here today but fade when the market determines something different. And how does someone with the responsiblity of developing an enterprise architecture decide.


by Joe Francica on 03/12 at 12:51 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

The new Knowledge Base article points users to Skyhook’s data update page. There iPhone users can input the correct address to help update Skyhook’s maps of wireless access points.

- iPhoneAtlas

by Adena Schutzberg on 03/12 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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