This week the editors tackle a question that came up in their work recently: Just what constitutes a "location-based service"? The topic emerged as the editors discussed which posts at All Points Blog should be tagged "LBS." In this podcast they tease out their own definitions and explore the future of the term. We apologize for the less than optimal sound quality; we hope the content is worth the effort. The podcast is 16 minutes long and was recorded on November 19, 2007.
Google announced new location services APIs, a new Google Maps and a visual refresh for Google Maps at Google I/O last week. There was lots of descriptive coverage from the mainstream and tech press. But there was very little response from the geospatial community - except from Esri. Who should or should not be excited about the new Google Maps and APIs?