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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A new hotel mapping service addresses a void in the industry. From the press release:

Not a single major hotel travel site shows prices directly on a map. fills this void with its patent pending price icons and hotel reservation interface.

It’s hard to believe this will be the first app to put actual prices on the map, but I must admit, it’s very slick and colorful, with very little “clicking” required to explore.

Also of note, the tech behind the site is Google Maps plus something called MapLarge.

by Adena Schutzberg on 07/29 at 07:09 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

This from, which holds a CocaCola copyright:

Garmin offers a digital version of the “Good Pub Guide” for their Global Positioning System (GPS) gadgets. Some, like Margaret Decker, from the Scottish Campaign against Irresponsible Drivers, think that’s irresponsible. “It is irresponsible to offer customers directions to pubs. Police campaign to stop drink-driving but the number caught doesn’t seem to be falling.”

Garmin gives more credit to those who use the system and the database. I wonder if Garmin (and its peers) would get the same reaction if it offered a database of locations of legal gun sellers?

by Adena Schutzberg on 07/29 at 06:51 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Update: 7/29/08: Word is out: it’s WhittmanHart Consulting, the consulting Division of WhittmanHart Inc., a Chicago company.

WhittmanHart Consulting (WHC) is a management and technology consulting services firm that delivers solutions with a unique blend of industry relevance, business process innovation and technology expertise.  The company is recognized today as an industry leading provider of consulting services in the Business Intelligence (BI) arena, particularly focused on the Hyperion software technology acquired by Oracle Corporation in 2007.  WhittmanHart, Inc. will retain and continue to operate WhittmanHart Interactive, its leading interactive agency, in a standalone capacity.

- Moneycontrol

—- original post 7/25/08————-

They’ll share the name within two weeks.

- Sify

by Adena Schutzberg on 07/29 at 06:42 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Last week Microsoft announcedthat its recently acquired trueSpace 3D model creator is now free and models created with it can be uploaded as collections to Virtual Earth. What does that say about what Google, Microsoft and the geospatial community think about what tools and data are required for today’s maps?

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