Google, TomTom and Motorola made some big announcements last week. Google is cobbling together its own dataset for Canada. TomTom will roll out a new operating system and app store. Motorola is employing Skyhook's locating tools, alongside Google's. Editor in Chief Joe Francica sees these developments as signs of the maturing of the market. Executive Editor Adena Schutzberg suggests these changes are really about the need to broaden the options and extend the reach of potentially limiting platforms.
Ocean Globe, a new book by ESRI Press, addresses the recent progress in seafloor documentation, bathymetry, and related ocean and marine mapping projects. The books contributors show how GIS and collaborative mapping are used to share data and information and advance the science of bathymetry. For more information, visit www.esri.com/esripress.