We need a “cash for clunkers” program to rid us of old busted web GIS

A day doesn’t go by were I don’t run into it. You know what I’m talking about, some busted old ArcIMS or MapGuide website that is the only thing between me and getting what I need out of data. Clearly new technology isn’t going to just help these websites get upgraded on their own. No, clearly we need some stimulus money to help foster some new open, standards based, http goodness in our lives.

What I would like the Obama administration to do is start “Cash for ArcIMS” and a “Cash for MapGuide” programs to rid us of these abominations. It is our patriotic duty to replace these old antiquated web technologies with some fine ArcGIS Server, GeoServer, MapGuide Open Source or many of the other great web GIS products out there.

It is time to stand up and take charge. Sing along men!

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