Google “Data Liberation” probably doesn’t mean spatial data

Look, I get it. Letting me get data in and out of SaaS products is critical. But I can’t see how this will ever truly affect Google’s spatial data product given their licensing restrictions. The OSM guys are thinking that Google could just do what Yahoo! did and let people digitize off the imagery. Of course that is based on the assumption Yahoo! actually had the right to give users the ability to digitize “their” imagery in the first place. Spatial data owners rule the world…

The open data crasher squirrel is on the case…

The open data crasher squirrel is on the case...

Portable GIS Version 2 Released

I’ve been a long time fan of running GIS applications on flash drives. Now that I’m rolling around with a flash drive that you can’t tell is a flash drive, I always have my GIS apps with me. That said, there is a much easier way to do this than rolling your own apps, Portable GIS. Version 2 was released today and if you have any interest in having GIS apps in a small package, save yourself the time and just go with Portable GIS.

OSGeo gets mobile with Portable GIS

OSGeo gets mobile with Portable GIS