Everyone who attends a geospatial conference probably spends some time on the exhibit hall floor walking the aisles and looking for swag (stuff we all get) to take home. The exhibitors are looking to renew and create relationships to enhance their bottom lines. What can they do to draw in visitors and start a conversation that might lead to future business?
Geodata providers are beginning to offer premium services for traffic, weather and satellite imagery to GIS users. Just this week Esri, MapBox, DigitalGlobe, TomTom, Nokia and AccuWeather made announcements about real-time and near real-time delivery. Our editors explore the likely uptake by users and the challenges ahead.
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?
The Directions on Google Technology Channel captures a variety of news about Google Map and Earth. It includes content from Directions Magazine, All Points Blog and other sources. Below are some Google stories you might have missed.