Our editors ask: Why is the Open Geospatial Consortium hooking up with the Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate and what should potential users of DigitalGlobe's Worldview-2 satellite data be pondering before its launch planned for October?
The new version of ArcGIS Explorer is now available for download. This release includes a new easy-to-use ribbon interface; dynamic presentation tools; the ability to use 2D or 3D maps; and access to maps, layers, and tools directly from ArcGIS Online. To download ArcGIS Explorer for free, visit www.esri.com/arcgisexplorer.
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?