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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A new report (pdf) details the development and content of a Danish national GIS-based road network and traffic data base for 1960-2005. The system developed by the National Environmental Research Institute (NERI), Aarhus University, includes a road network and traffic data base and can calculate air quality levels at any address in Denmark for any period during 1960-2005. It’s called AirGIS.

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by Adena Schutzberg on 03/31 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

This week our editors look at something everyone in geospatial has likely presented or viewed: a demo. Has the importance of demos changed over the years? Does the medium matter? And, if the story is so good, do you even need to see one?

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by Adena Schutzberg on 03/31 at 01:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Monday, March 30, 2009

Marc Prioleau, former VP of marketing for deCarta, has been appointed CEO of Cloudmade, a company started by the founders of OpenStreetMap. Cloudmade offers APIs for mobile and Internet applications.

by Joe Francica on 03/30 at 03:43 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Recall Microsoft sued TomTom, then TomTom countersued Microsoft.

Now, C|net reports they’ve settled into a five year agreement. TomTom will pay Microsoft some money to use the eight patents cited in that suit, but Microsoft will pay nothing to use TomTom’s. TomTom will removes some code (file management) over the next two years.

More at Reuters.

by Adena Schutzberg on 03/30 at 11:55 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Editor in chief Joe Francica speaks with ESRI’s Rob Shanks, the senior product manager of ArcGIS Online. Rob came to ESRI in July 2007 after many years as the president and CEO of GlobeXplorer. The interview discusses the new agreement with Microsoft Corporation that gives ArcGIS users access to Microsoft Virtual as part of ArcGIS Online at the ArcGIS 9.3.1 product release. Shanks provides more details on how ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Server users will be able to connect directly to Virtual Earth and quickly start their GIS projects with ready-to-use content.
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by Joe Francica on 03/30 at 09:30 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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