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The Politics of Google’s Mapping

The Politics of Google’s Mapping

Being one of the world’s leading online web mapping service means also trying to walk the impossible tightrope between the political bickering of countries.  More than a few times has Google found itself in the middle of a maelstrom involving the geopolitical delineations and labels shown in Google Maps and […]

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Watch the Where 2012 Keynote Sessions Live

Watch the Where 2012 Keynote Sessions Live

The Where 2012 conference started this morning in San Francisco. Even if you weren’t able to make this annual geospatial event, you can still watch the Where 2012 keynotes live on Tuesday, April 3 and Wednesday, April 4 right here on this page (see below).  The keynotes sessions kick off  Tuesday […]

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Using Location-Based Services to Build a Social Network

Using Location-Based Services to Build a Social Network

Avoiding the Google-Apple-Facebook Trap: How Enterprises Can Provide Their Own Mobile Solutions – a whitepaper by Dr. Alexander Koeppen and Michael Heinzel. Feature rich smartphones with state-of-the-art operating systems have become the dominating access device for the Internet worldwide. This development has opened up a multi billion dollar business – especially […]

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The Geo of Google Searches for 2009

The Geo of Google Searches for 2009

The Official Google Blog released some summary statistics relating to Google searches covering 2009.  The searches covered weekday U.S. based traffic and revealed that one out of every 13 Google result pages showed a map.  Other spatially related search trivia includes: Average increase in driving distance on weekends vs. weekdays […]