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Is This Innovation? The Latest LBS Offerings

Location sharing is back in the news as new apps try to offer better mousetraps for sharing one’s location with friends and family. We look at PlaceUs and Jink. Meanwhile two well-known players, LinkedIn and Google, add location sharing where it’s not been before. Do these new and enhanced entries suggest location-based services are maturing?

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Google Begins Selling its Aerial Imagery

Vinay Goel, Product Director, Google Maps for Business shared the news on the Google Enterprise Blog.  Today, we’re launching Google Maps for Business imagery, offering businesses the chance to purchase and use Google Earth imagery for the first time. This...Read more

GIS Tackles Big Issues: Environment, Health, Climate and Infrastructure

Recent news reveals how GIS tackles “big issues” including environment, health, climate and infrastructure. Are we using the correct tools? The right data? Or is it the human touch that plays the biggest role in our success or failure on these matters?

Report from OGC/W3C Linking Geospatial Data Workshop

Held in London in March, the Linking Geospatial Data Workshop was billed primarily as a joint exercise between the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) and W3C as part of its role within the SmartOpenData project. It was supported and encouraged by the UK Government's Department for the...Read more

Skybox Announces Acquisition by Google

On its blog Skybox announced today it was to be aquired by Google.  Skybox and Google share more than just a zip code. We both believe in making information (especially accurate geospatial information) accessible and useful. And to do this, we’re both willing...Read more

GIS Government News Weekly: Tolls in India, Dashboard in Palo Alto, Reorg in Philly

Determine Tolls on India's Roads NHAI [National Highways Association of India] has developed a web based portal through which National Highway users may easily access information related to toll fee and other details viz. current toll charges; and...Read more

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