Directions on Remote Sensing and GEOINT

Remote Sensing and GEOINT

Directions Magazine

NORAD Santa Tracker Drops Google Goes to Bing Maps and Azure

Thursday, December 13th 2012
By Adena Schutzberg

I learned that NORAD Santa is changing map platform providers via Pocket Lint and confirmed it in the Norad Santa partners list. Google is not listed but Microsoft, Bing Maps and Azure are! There's also a Windows Phone app this year.

Why the change?

The Seattle Times reports that while Microsoft confirms the new partnship, which replaces Google who had the gig since 2007, NORAD provided no reason for the change.

Search Engine Land provides an official NORAD statement:

Google supported NTS [NORAD Tracks Santa] from 2007-2011 and helped increase NTS program awareness across the globe; NORAD is grateful for the partnership and the resulting success.  This year, NTS and Google mutually agreed to go in new directions, and we are excited to welcome a number of new contributors, to include Microsoft, Windows Azure, Bing, and iLink-systems, among others, to help us in our mission of tracking Santa.  The ability to work with a diverse team of contributors is fundamental to the NTS mission, and we appreciate all of the continued support of all contributors.

Bookmark and Share

Your Comments

Upcoming Webinars Prev | Next

Wednesday, April 23
Cloud-based Mobile Solutions
Sponsored by: Hexagon India

Remote Sensing and GEOINT Newsletter

Preview | Archive

Follow

RSS 

White Papers

High Resolution Digital Elevation Models from Satellite Imagery

Producing Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) from remote sensing imagery is very important for a variety of mapping applications including orthophoto generation, terrain modeling, volumetric analysis,...Download this paper

Advertise on this Channel

Remote Sensing and GEOINT Rate Card

Twitter RSS Facebook LinkedIn Delicious
About Us | Advertise | Contact Us | Web Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy
Publications: All Points Blog
Conferences: Location Intelligence Conference | GEO Huntsville
© 2014 Directions Media. All Rights Reserved