Tag Archives: Bing Maps

Friday Geonews: ArcGIS API for Android Coming, Safe and Bentley News, ProtectedPlanet, and more

Here's the Friday geonews in batch mode, or more precisely, the geonews that were not already shared earlier this week.

On the ESRI front:

  • After ArcGIS API for iOS, it's not surprising to learn about ArcGIS For Android And ArcGIS API For Android Coming Soon
  • V1 reviews Michael Zeiler's new book named "Modeling Our World: The ESRI Guide to Geodatabase Concepts"

In the miscellaneous category:

  • Bing Maps is now a component of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency
  • V1 sums up various news regarding Bentley (think Microstation) products
  • Here's a Safe Software User Meeting Recap
  • In the U.S., there's a new National TOD (Transit-Oriented Development) Database
  • APB has an entry on Garmin's attempt to monetize geocaching

In the map category:

  • Here's a map of U.S. foreign military bases
  • TMR has an entry on the true size of Africa, since most of us are often mislead by the Mercator projection
  • Here's an entry on ProtectedPlanet, mapping 150,000 of the world's protected areas
  • Like in some other countries, you will need to register to do mapping activities in Pakistan
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Friday Geonews: ArcGIS API for iOS 1.0, Comparing Image Compression Formats, SAP AR App, Mapping Religions and Gangs of New York, and more

Here's recent geonews in batch mode.

On the ESRI front:

  • ArcGIS Mapping For Microsoft SharePoint 2.0 Now Available
  • ArcGIS API For iOS 1.0 Now Available
  • Latest Software And Firmware Versions To Use With ArcPad 10
  • And an entry on creating a web application using ArcGIS
  • James Fee encountered a limitation of the ESRI's EDN developer licenses when trying to test on multiple OS

In the miscellaneous category:

  • OpenStreetMap editor named Potlatch version 2 is almost ready to be the default OSM editor
  • MapQuest launched the MapQuest Atlas
  • An entry on New Features for Bing Maps REST Services
  • Here's an interesting entry on comparing image compression formats such as MrSID, jpeg, jpeg, GeoTIFFs and ECW
  • The FGT blog offers a nice entry on online GPS satellite geometry error predictions tools
  • APB mentions that SAP now have their own augmented reality app
  • They also have an entry on tying a credit card to a cell phone location for location-based fraud protection
  • The U.S. EPA GeoData Gateway website is now available to all

In the maps category:

  • GeoCurrents shares an entry on the dangers of mapping religions, in an entry focusing on Islam mapping
  • Here's a map of the gangs of New York
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Friday Geonews: Latitude for the Desktop, CityOne Launched, GALILEO needs Funding, Marine Life, and much more

A busy week for these geonews in batch mode.

On the Google front:

  • Google Latitude is now available for our desktop computers, a reminder; Latitude is Google's tool to share your location with friends and see where there are in real-time on map. And yes, you can get alerts when friends are neaby.
  • If you use Google's Panoramio, integrated into Google Maps and Earth, you now have access to new sets of statistics for your photos.
  • The GEB answers the question How often does Google update the imagery in Google Earth? And of course, there was another imagery update this week.
  • The GEB offers an entry named 8 things to do with Historical Imagery in Google Earth

On the FOSS4G / opendata front:

  • Here's an entry on running PostGIS in parallel threads
  • Here's a link on a "GDAL Web driver", GDAL filesystem implemented on HTTP
  • OpenStreetMap's founder Steve Coast left CloudMade
  • SpotMaps images are now available in OpenStreetMap [French link]

On the Microsoft front:

  • Here's an entry about new options regarding Enabling the New Style in the Bing Maps AJAX Control.
  • Here's an entry on Bing Maps and the use of U.S. 311 issues, specifically for Miami and San Francisco.

On the ESRI front:

  • James Fee informs us Esri Added Parcels to Their World Streets Map Service.
  • There's a new software called GeoCat Bridge for ArcGIS, to publish using OGC services data from ArcGIS Desktop to the open source GeoServer and GeoNetwork.
  • Here's an entry about Trimble Support For ArcGIS 10 And ArcPad 10 Now Available.

In the miscellaneous category:

  • The European GNSS (GPS) system GALILEO needs more funding and more time, completion date is now projected to be.
  • TMR links to Gizmodo's best navigation apps for iOS and Android.
  • IBM launched CityOne, their SimCity-like game to build smarter cities.
  • Spatial Sustain discusses a review of online mapping tools usability and accuracy, specifically Google Maps, Bing Maps and MapQuest.
  • Regarding augmented reality, APB mentions an app with which you point an airplane with your iPhone and you get info about it (flight number, destination, height and speed).

In the maps category:

  • Here's an entry on The Census of Marine Life in Google Earth, "the major international oceanographic research project involving researchers in over 80 countries, who tagged more than 120,000 types of species & millions of organisms over the past decade".
  • Here's a Map of all the munitions dumped in Europe after WWI and WWII.
  • The Australian Atlas of Mineral Resources has been updated
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Friday Geonews: Universal Location Service, GTA in Google Earth, ESRI in the Cloud, and much more

Here's the now traditional weekly dose of geonews in batch mode. On the ESRI front:

  • ArcGIS Viewer For Flex 2.1 Now Available
  • There's an new white paper on GIS In The Cloud, The Esri Example

On the Google front:

  • Here's an entry on AlterEarth, a new gaming platform for Google Earth, and yes, you can play Grand Theft Auto on Earth
  • The Google elevation service now available in the Maps API for Flash

On the open data / open source front:

  • MapQuest adds OpenStreetMap data of four more countries: Spain, Italy, Germany and France
  • Here's GeoSpatial for Java Workbooks available

In the LBS category:

  • O'Reilly links to locationlabs' Universal Location Service: "Remotely locate 250+ million phones. The Universal Location Service [ULS] aggregates location access across major tier 1 carriers including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon."
  • A friend sent me a link to a small entry stating that your Facebook friends can check you in to places
  • O'Reily also have an entry on a crowdsourced and location-aware bird watching app called BirdsEye
  • Here's an entry on a Offline Map Viewer And GPS Tracker For Android

In the miscellaneous category:

  • Emma wrote to let us know Slashgeo is amongst their top 50 Scholarly Blogs for Climate Science Students
  • Bing Maps is now integrated directly in some HP printers
  • I forgot that share that one before, you can now embed MapQuest maps on websites
  • Arctic Web is a site to look for geospatial data of the artic
  • You can now map your LinkedIn connections via a third-party

In the maps category:

  • TMR has an entry on the National Geographic's Maps of the Gulf of Mexico's Oil Infrastructure
  • Slashdot discussed a story named "Microwave Map of Entire Moon Revealed"
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Microsoft Geonews: Bing Maps gets Transit Directions, Bing Maps for WordPress, and more

Here's a few recent Microsoft-related geonews:

  • Bing Maps gets transit directions: "In this initial release (i.e. more to come) of Bing Maps transit directions, Bing Maps will cover 11 cities: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC, and Vancouver"
  • Here's another entry on Bing Maps plugin for WordPress
  • There's an entry on Bing Maps going Mobile
  • and another one on Improving the Map App Developer Experience
  • MSN also launched an interactive guide to the Battle of Britain
  • Here's an entry on an Hurricane Tracker for Bing Maps
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Microsoft Geonews: Hotmail and Bing Maps Integration, Batch Geocoding and Reverse-Geocoding, Bing Maps on Android, and more

Here's the recent Microsoft-related geonews.

  • Bing Maps and Hotmail come together: "When you select “Maps and Places” [in an Hotmail message] a task pane opens that allows you to add new locations or interact with a set of previously defined locations."
  • Part of the Bing Spatial Data API, Microsoft introduced batch geocoding and batch reverse-geocoding with Bing Maps.
  • In addition to the Windows Phone, the Blackberry and iPhone, now there's Bing Maps on your Verizon Android device.
  • For the developers amongst us, MS introduced PHP and VB .NET SDKs for Bing Maps Platform. There's also an entry on Bing Maps and MS Visual Studio LightSwitch.
  • The official blog also mentioned Geo Fact Finder, "the application includes over fifteen distinct data themes that includes several dozen specific variables" for the U.S.
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