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Monday, June 18, 2012

DigitalGlobe, a leading global provider of high-resolution earth imagery solutions, has been informed by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) that it plans to exercise DigitalGlobe's Service Level Agreement (SLA) for the EnhancedView contract for the entirety of option year three, which begins on September 1, 2012 and continues through August 31, 2013.

- press release

Scott Hicar talks about how big data is becoming an "immovable object" and why DigitalGlobe is betting on the cloud in an interview with the magazine that identified the company as a 2012  Honors laureate. 

- Computerworld

by Adena Schutzberg on 06/18 at 05:20 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Senator Schumer is calling on Apple and Google to let communities know when they'll be mapping so people are aware. He is also asking them to blur photos of people automatically, and to give property owners the right to have their property mapped.

Schumer wrote a letter to the CEOs of Google and Apple, Larry Page and Tim Cook, detailing his requests.

The NBC TV got no response from Google or Apple.

- 7 Online

NY1 got a response from Google, promising to further educate the Senator:

Apple did not return NY1's request for comment but representatives from Google said, "We appreciate the senator’s concerns and we look forward to meeting with him to demonstrate how the imagery used to develop our 3D models is similar to what's already publicly available in 2D mapping products. We currently don't blur aerial imagery because the resolution isn't sharp enough for it to be a concern."

Among Schumer's understanding of image capture:
Schumer adds the new technology is so precise it can recognize an individual's face from 10,000 feet up.
- NY1

 

by Adena Schutzberg on 06/18 at 05:01 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

That's what anonymous person (with Grace Hopper's picture!) suggests at a blog called Hemiposterical. Anonymous person is even cited in the Register discussing how iOS was more valuable to Google than Android. Is that true even for the superfancy vector maps?

via The Register

by Adena Schutzberg on 06/18 at 03:52 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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