Paul Bissett of Weogeo.com weighs in on the recent dropping of TeleAtlas by Google and addition of parcel data to its mapping applications and API in his article “GOOG = BORG, and I Mean That in the Nicest Way”. Bissett discusses why he believes Googles made these moves and the implications for data vendors such as TeleAtlas and the broader geospatial industry.
Other related posts:
- Google Replaces Tele Atlas Data in US with Google StreetView Data – Understanding Google Maps and Local Search Blog
- Google Maps Now Uses Their Own Map Data – James Fee Blog (161 comments and counting)
- Google shakes up the geospatial data industry – Peter Batty’s geothought Blog
- Podcast: James Fee & Peter Batty discussing the Google Data earthquake – OpenGeoData