Adding Analytic Muscle To Spinning Globes:. Bulking Up Google Earth & Virtual Earth with PostGIS. Brian Timoney. Google Earth Free Version OK for Business/Professional Use. MS Virtual Earth to support KML In Fall of 2007. Competing Visions.
Bulking Up Google Earth
& Virtual Earth with
(Contrasting the heavy, all-encompassing ESRI approach—Database +SDE + ArcServer
+ ArcObjects to the ’80-20 rule’ first posited by Pareto).
(Most general users can have their needs met by a simple set of spatial tools (buffers,
Intersections, distance measures). Again, invoke the 80-20 rule.
Analysis Request w/Viewing Parameters
Via PHP, ASP, Ruby, Python, etc.
Formatted KML or JSON
A simple schematic.
Analyze & Visualize Your Data Locally
With the consumer interfaces, your data sits behind the firewall while you can stream
In base imagery from over the internet.
This includes sample code and demo data from the PostGIS/Google Earth workshop
given earlier in the week at the conference.