First, I'm sorry for not publishing the "batch mode" version of the geonews for the last two weeks – along with several other responsibilities, taking care of two young daughters at home is certainly fun, but engulfs all available time. In this batch mode edition, there are certainly a few geonews that could deserve their own entry – click on what interests you to learn more!
From the Google front:
- In my previous Google entry earlier today, I forgot to mention the GEB entry detailing even more major improvements of Xavier Tassin's Google Earth Flight Simulator, now at version 0.7
- This one via APB, Google Maps rolls out business interiors in Street View
From the Esri front:
- Via VerySpatial, ArcGIS for Android 1.0 has been released
- Two weeks ago, mandown informed us that the ArcGIS 10 Service Pack 3 Now Available For Download
From the miscellaneous category:
- GeoIQ launched GeoIQ Social, "the first and only product that provides self-service analysis of social media data by time and location"
- On the OGC blog, there's an interesting short entry on "Big Data" vs SDI in geospatial
- Clearly, WebGL is en vogue, mapperz mentiones the new Nokia Maps 3D WebGL, and Nokia is readying LiveView, which blends maps and augmented reality for their upcoming Windows Phone
- Apple expanded iPhone 4S GPS capabilities with GLONASS support and Apple Siri's support for maps and local search is coming to international customers in 2012
- MapQuest refreshed their Developer Network
- The name Atanas Entchev ring a bell to you? He's an active member of the geospatial community and he needs our help, he's facing deportation from the U.S.
In the maps category:
- Mapperz mentions the UK car crash map
- Ok, not exactly a map, but trying to find what are the Wall Street protestors are so angry about, here's a breakdown of income inequality, the Gini coefficient, by countries