In today's podcast, we explore the possible ramifications of Google's recently announced KML Search capability. Is it a big deal? Will it alter the way we decide how and what tool we use to publish geospatial data? Will making KML an OGC/international standard help the geospatial community feel more comfortble with Google's reach into our arena? We discuss these issues and answer some questions you might have about publishing KML files to make them findable by "the Web of places." The podcast is 12 minutes (~ 4 Mb) and was recorded February 26, 2007.
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- When Can We Issue Semantic Spatial Queries Using Web Search Engines - It's really a money issue (All Points Blog)
- Google KML Search: What Does it Mean for Geospatial Professionals? (Directions Magazine interview)
- OGC is standardizing Google's KML (RajSingh.com)
- Why aren't more people "jumping up and down? (O'Reilly Radar)
- MetaCarta offers KML support for its "geotagging" (press release)