[GSDI Technical] Google/ESRI announcement in plain English
gould at lsi.uji.es
Sat May 17 04:46:45 EDT 2008
Agreed, but exploitation (by real people, not only GI experts) in a
productive (and even fun!) manner is an important goal as well.
De: Rob Atkinson [mailto:robatkinson101 at gmail.com]
Enviado el: sábado, 17 de mayo de 2008 6:40
Para: michael gould
CC: Kate Lance; SDI technical
Asunto: Re: [GSDI Technical] Google/ESRI announcement in plain English
yes, mash-up techniques are great to exploit a SDI, but not a basis for
planning one! SDIs are not computing infrastructures, they are data supply
infrastructures. People exploit the "SDI" provided by the base map provider,
which may or may not meet business needs. Another approach is required to
have features you can interact with, such as admin boundaries, roads,
schools. Mash-ups will work for local scale views, but not against the
broader goals of sustainability or security that SDIs are required for.
On 5/17/08, michael gould <gould at lsi.uji.es> wrote:
Also intertsting (I think) is Dangermond's concern, genuine I think (minute
26 of the video), about the future of mixing so-called Volunteered Geo Info,
with the traditional authoritative geoinfo
.within the mashup scenario.
De: technical-bounces at lists.gsdi.org
[mailto:technical-bounces at lists.gsdi.org] En nombre de Kate Lance
Enviado el: viernes, 16 de mayo de 2008 13:58
Para: SDI technical
Asunto: [GSDI Technical] Google/ESRI announcement in plain English
Google/ESRI announcement in plain English
The announcements out of Where 2.0 from John Hanke of Google and Jack
Dangermond regarding integrating neogeography with professional GIS (perhaps
not the best terms, but I'm confident readers understand) are quite a lot to
digest. (Video available here,
l ) But that's ok, both companies are resetting their visions with regard to
the other, to data and to services and it's certainly time for that.
Here's the substance of the relevant announcements teased out of coverage
from Where 2.0, where the two geotechnologists shared the stage yesterday.
ArcGIS Server 9.3 (available in about 4 weeks, per Dangermond) will make its
metadata service "scrapable" into KML and thus findable via Google's
geographic search (once known as KML search). Further, ArcGIS Server will be
able to publish not only that data as streaming KML (and GeoRSS) but also
related services. Dangermond showed finding data from a Portland, Oregon
service, visualizing it and then performing analysis, all from Google Earth.
Said another way, all data and services served by ArcGIS Server could
potentially be findable and usable in any Google mashup. Further, the
resultant KML can be used in app that supports the OGC standard.
it more conducive to plugging into other Web mapping properties in mashups.
- Google is making its geographic search available in its various APIs. To
date it was only available via Google Maps and Google Earth applications.
Now any Google developers will be able to do "local search" on explicitly
tagged data (KML built via MyMaps or 3rd party apps like Platial and Flckr
or your GIS!).
This is a huge step forward for geography (neo, paleo, and all the rest). It
does indeed bring the hidden data and emerging Web services from the huge
ESRI community out into the light of day.
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