Interesting to see this Virtual Earth Application demo for the Texas Wildfire service aka. the Texas Wildfire Data Browser Demo. Developed for the Texas Forest service, the app has been built by Data Transfer Solutions (DTS) with the help of Sanborn (correct me if I’m mistaken please) – the DTS crew (think Dave Bouwman and Chris Spagnuolo) appears to be aggressively working on applications developed on ArcGIS Server, Virtual Earth, and Google Maps (naturally!), you’ve likely heard of them, if not I’m sure you will! Browse the app and use the layer toggles to view fire locatyions, wildfire threats, surface fule hazards and more
Archives for June 13, 2008
Just received heads-up on a new report published by O’reilly. For about 400 clams you can buy this 22 page report on the state of the Geospatial Web – http://radar.oreilly.com/research/where2-report.html
From O’reilly Radar…
Geo technologies are changing the way millions manage their businesses and live their lives. Rapid advances in geolocation technologies – and what individuals and companies have built on those technologies – present new marketplaces for businesses and services, and not just the expected mapping and location services.
Geo functionality is everywhere, and more geo data is being created and freely disseminated than ever before. This emerging technology space, growing in tandem with Web 2.0, has been called Where 2.0. In this report, Andrew Turner and Brady Forrest map out the new generation of geo products and services, identify the major players, and show how your business can leverage the power of Where 2.0.
“… people are looking through their cloud of information to discover what is pertinent to them where they are and when they’re there—a trend we call Where 2.0.”
Always cool to see interesting terms and buzzwords flying around… one interesting word recently spotted on Twitter was “ArcTarted”… hilarious… wonder what other “Arc” terminology is floating around out there??