Remotely sensed images and their analysis were the talk of the town last week. Commercial images of Bin Laden's compound in Pakistan were everywhere, even as the talking heads detailed how more detailed, restricted imagery helped prepare the Navy SEALs for their mission. Esri announced its ChangeMatters portal, a took to view and compare Landsat images. We look at the current state of the mainstreaming of remote sensing and offer some predictions (and suggestions!) for its use in the media and by the public.
The File Geodatabase API, now in beta, is available for download from the ArcGIS Resource Center. This free API allows you to develop apps that interact with a file geodatabase without using ArcObjects. For more information and to download, visit www.esri.com/filegdbapi.