Sunday, May 13, 2007

News week: DIY LBS Development

HP announced mscape, a tool (player plus editor) used to teach GPS and surrounding subjects by schools in England. The US version has an automated way of generating map images with coordinates but the documentation available points to the British version.

You will have some fun learning about Easting and Northing used by UTM based projections. It does run on PocketPC 2003 despite the warnings along the way. It does requires Adobe Flash PDA client. Review soon.

FreeEarth demos Ajax in 3D maps using Poly9 API as covered in Radar.

According to AllBlogs, next rev of MS SQL to support geospatial data.

Buzzword Alert: GeoWeb. Coined first here. Google does GeoBlogging.

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