Given the uncertantity of it all, I’m guessing there isn’t much marketing staff left at BroadMap to deal with all these questions. Thus the ambiguity of it all.
Now what I’m interested in is Apple now has many old GDT1 staff on board. I’m assuming they’re going to be working to replace TomTom with their own mapping data. That’s more interesting that who owns what shell company anymore.
With Amazon Web Services, I had a backed-up and replication-ready database up and running in under an hour, and OpenGeo Suite tied into it in another hour. With the knowledge I’ve gained, next time will take only a few minutes.
Think about that for a moment, a few minutes and you can deploy an enterprise GIS solution. Life is easier when you don’t have licensing constraints.
Apple’s “Interactive Map” patent filing details a mapping program that enables users to dynamically adjust and view different “layers” of content pulled from the Internet. Examples include commuting, tourism and weather map layers, among others.
Where is the north arrow? Not only that Apple’s map data for Washington DC is cartoonish. No wonder people hate Apple Maps. I can tell you the maps of Phoenix look much better. Looking over the other supporting images is depressing. Breaking down what I do into flow charts, gawd we suck.
I look forward to licensing Apple’s patent to do my work.
Let’s just say that BIM is the new GIS. In speaking with Mike DeLacey, CEO of Microdesk, a long time Autodesk partner and reseller, the terms are interchangeable in an Autodesk environment.
Will all do respect Mike, Neogeography (are we spelling it with our without CamelCase these days) is the new GIS. If BIM is interchangeable with GIS in Autodesk, I fear for Autodesk users. Given DWG is all about 0,0 (seriously though, how about require a projection Autodesk?) and unless we’re mapping null island, 0,0 is about as far from GIS as you can get.
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