Podcast: Do Google Earth Builder and Microsoft’s Read/Write World Offer Solutions for GIS Users?

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Last week among the requisite location privacy scares, announcementw of new features available in mapping apps, and newly opened datasets at Where 2.0, came geo announcements from tech giants Google and Microsoft. Google announced Google Earth Builder, a hosted platform that allows government and industry players to use some of the same tools Google does to publish data for use in Google Earth and Google Maps. Microsoft announced the Read/Write World project, “a flexible fabric for exposing, connecting, and consuming geo-media and geo-data.” Our goal this week: to explain what problems these offerings solve and the role they may play for current users of GIS and mapping solutions.

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