If consumers think of geodata (streets, POIs, etc.) as a commodity, what does that say for its future? What are the key data relationships? And what, if anything, will differentiate one offering from another? Our editors ponder these questions in light of evidence that consumers know and care little about who makes, manages and updates basemaps.
Mapping for Everyone is a new ESRI Web site that gives people easy, step-by-step instructions to start making maps for free. The Web site provides tools to help you share your map with others, including an interactive map and access to spatial data and free web mapping APIs. To learn more or get started, visit www.esri.com/mapping.