This week as the world is abuzz about Apple's latest device, the iPad, we look at a potential area of interest for Apple: mapping. There are hints that Apple is assembling policies and ingredients for a mapping play, but what else does it need to fully implement its solution? What would make an Apple incursion into mapping uniquely compelling? And when might it arrive?
With the Geomedicine Web mapping application, you can create a custom map that reveals toxic release inventories and heart attack risk for any location where you have lived in the United States. This free application was built using the ArcGIS API for Flex, and the map that you create can be shared by a link or embedded in a Web page. To access the application, visit www.esri.com/geomedicine.
TruePosition released testing results of its indoor location technology in April. These tests put the company squarely into the Federal Communication Commission explorations of indoor locating for emergency response. Directions Magazine interviewed Rob Andersen, chief technology officer of TruePosition, about the company’s technology and plans for the future.