September, 2007


GIS Software

The Geoweb

The Geoweb

The Economist writes about the proliferation of online mapping that is part of a broader endeavor they call the “geoweb”.   Still in what the Economist describes as its “infancy”: The web did away with many geographical constraints, enabling people with common interests to communicate, regardless of location. Yet placelessness jettisons […]

GIS Learning

Everyscape

Everyscape

Everyscape is poised to launch their virtual version of the world this fall. Looking to compete with Google Earth, this flash based online mapping application will use panoramic photos to create a 3D view of the world not just just from the street but will also of interiors of buildings. […]

GPS

Wiki City Rome

Wiki City Rome

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced the debut on September 8th of “Wiki City Rome“, a project that “uses data from cellphones and other wireless technology to illustrate the city’s pulse in real time.”  The project will provide anybody with access to the Internet a real time peek into Rome, […]

GIS Software

MapInfo Renamed

MapInfo Renamed

Pitney Bowes, the parent company that acquired GIS software maker MapInfo has announced that MapInfo will be merged under the Pitney Bowes name and will be renamed Pitney Bowes Software.  This change has been met with groans and disappointment in the GIS world.  Joe Francica editorialized on the All Points Blog […]