Google/Where 2.0 report June 23, 2005 B. McLeod, GeoConnections. Google Developer Day – June 12, Googleplex, Mountain View, CA. “Life inside the Googleplex” www.time.com. New at Google….
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Local focus – major new content focus
simple geotagging (address, postal/zip code, etc.) allows anyone to publish geodata
- weather, business, social networking information, 3D building models
from many sources
- high-res satellite (Google - new imagery, Microsoft – bird’s eye)
- syndication feeds, general public
- minimal metadata
- issues: authoritativeness, privacy, licensing/IP rights
- Wikipedia model for Geodata (e.g. Open street map)
- Open Source GIS will continue to expand feature offerings and continues to mature
- OSGeo foundation solidifies Geo-based Open Source
- GeoRSS can allow for syndication feeds for Geo content
- Suggested gap for tile-based Web mapping service
- Typical OGC standard “learning curve” is two-three months (e.g. WFS/GML)
- Typical Google API “learning curve” is two-three days
- defacto standard (e.g. KML)
- “open” standards development (e.g. GeoRSS)
- How does the emergence of consumer-oriented Geo impact the CGDI?
- Recommendations for GeoConnections?