Just in time for the Presidential Inauguration, here’s details of a clever mapping resource being served up as GeoPDF. The latest gallery entry in the Geospatial and Mapping Gallery is a GeoPDF of the Obama inaugural parade route. See more here
Archives for January 16, 2009
An interesting thread in some recently published predictions for 2009 over on WIPJam. Tossed in with some predictions is this interesting tidbit which I’m sure may ring true for many…
“The industry is tired of hearing about Open – it has caused confusion to what open source really is and what open is really not. There is no honour in claiming open any more. I think the industry finally understands that, so will talk about ‘access’; to more operator APIs, access to more customers through beta sandboxes, and app stores to make it easier for developers to innovate and sell.”
For even more fun reading, be sure to read on at WIPJam as Caroline rants about her efforts to get a decent cell phone and plan in Canada… quite amazing although she’s hardly alone. I’m not sure about you but myself, I sure do wish Google would have been a winner in their bid to secure some wireless spectrum a couple of years back!
This update comes our way via our friends at TDC Group — With its new high resolution touch screen, big 3.2 megapixal camera, microSD memory card slot and unlocked GPS, the BlackBerry Storm is the perfect mobile platform for GIS. And with the ability to run ESRI ArcGIS Server software, the BlackBerry Storm can perform GIS tasks usually done with a laptop computer with an aircard. View live GIS maps, GPS field map points with digital photos, and track vehicles and personnel using Freeance Mobile software on the BlackBerry Storm to save time, money and resources. Freance Mobile also runs on the Bold, Curve and other BlackBerry devices.
Here are a few new Freeance Mobile Clients using ArcGIS Server software on BlackBerry smartphones:
- Mobile Area Water and Sanitary – Set to use the Verizon BlackBerry Storm for accessing water and sanitary system maps in the field.
City of Vaughan, Ontario – Showing service calls on GIS maps using multiple models of BlackBerry smartphones.
Kane County, Illinois – Planning to use the new Nextel Push to Talk BlackBerry 8350i for flood response and GIS field mapping.
See more at http://www.tdc-group.com/mobile/request_demo