Below you will find several graphs compiled
from the information supplied to us by the contest entrants of Directions
Magazine Second Annual Web Mapping Contest, sponsored jointly by our
publication and Microsoft Corporation.The contest drew 85 entries during
the first twenty days of October.We shortened the contest this year by
ten days from last year, but still received an overwhelming response from
the geospatial community.The information that is compiled is complete
as far as what information was given to us by each contestant.Not every
entry listed all of the information that was requested.In addition, more
than one technology may have been used for each platform.For example,
Therefore, the results of each statistic will not sum to total number of
entries, but they will give you a very good picture of the technology employed
by today's web mapping software developers.
In general, the contest yields a very interesting snapshot of the technology
that is broadly applied to today's applications that employ geospatial
mapping technology for the internet.We hope you take something away from
these results and your comments are most welcome.
refers to the number of hours that each contested determined was the time for development.Several noted that it was an ongoing process and other contestants indicated that the time was strictly for this particular application.