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SimpleGeo - Location is Hard. Make it Simple.

SimpleGeo - Location is Hard. Make it Simple.
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10 Ways Geolocation is Changing the World | Max Gladwell Social media has changed the world . It has revolutionized communications on a global scale, and the transformation continues with every status update, blog post, and video stream. The global citizenry has become a global network. Since becoming widely adopted just a couple years ago, social media has supercharged social action, cause marketing, and social entrepreneurship. Mobile technologies will extend the global online network to anyone with a mobile device while enabling countless local networks to form in the real world. The combined forces of smartphones, mobile broadband, and location-aware applications will connect us in more meaningful ways to the people, organizations, events, information, and companies that matter most to us—namely, those within a physical proximity of where we live and where we are. {*style:<b> 1. {*style:<b> 2. {*style:<b> 3. {*style:<b> 4. {*style:<b> 5. {*style:<b> 6. {*style:<b> 7. {*style:<b> 8. {*style:<b> 9. {*style:<b> 10. </i>*} Related Posts

geoVue location technology - we know where you need to be Open Source GIS BatchGeo Blog BatchGeo Infographic Of The Day: Using Twitter And Flickr Geotags To Map The World | Co.Design That map you see above isn't a picture of the earth, seen from space. Rather, it's a map of the locations attached to every tweet and Flickr photo. What results is a remarkable picture of how each service has spread across the globe. The maps were created by Eric Fischer, who is something of a mapping savant: Previously, he created these amazing maps of racial segregation and these maps of Flickr geotags. But this time, there's a new level of insight and richness that results from mapping Flickr and Twitter against each other. At the very broadest levels, you have a map of the very different ways that Flickr and Twitter have spread across the world. [Click to enlarge] And here's how Europe compares: What you notice is that Flickr is everywhere, but Twitter is still creeping across certain swathes of land: In particular, the eastern seaboard of the United States. First off, Twitter is about two years younger than Flickr, having been founded in 2006. Contrast that with Twitter. But wait!

Geo APIs Summer Learning Series: High Performance KML for Maps and Earth The Keyhole Markup Language (KML) is an open standard for geographic data presentation. There are over one billion KML files on the web, and yet the vast majority of these files are points on a map. In High Performance KML for Maps and Earth, Sean Askay and I covered advanced techniques for using KML in Google Earth and the Earth API, as well as introduced other Google platforms that support KML. Our hope is that developers will discover the power of using KML on Google’s platform. Some of the topics we discussed during our talk: An Introduction to KML A quick history and some facts and figures about KML. Advanced data visualization techniques We demonstrated two new animation techniques using under-utilized KML tags that make for powerful data visualizations. First we showed a time-animated thematic map of U.S. You can download this KML file to see these two techniques in action and the other KMLs demonstrated during the talk. Developer environment KML on other platforms

Google Deal Lets SAP Customers Map Data -- InformationWeekGoogle Deal Lets SAP Customers Map Data - software Blog Google Maps meets SAP: Partnership includes exclusive mashup capabilities and discounted pricing for geospatial data. Slideshow: Top 15 Google Apps ForBusiness (click image for larger view and for full slideshow) SAP has teamed up with Google to enable its customers to mashup data with the search giant's mapping capabilities so they can visually report on business conditions such as sales by territory, loan risk by region, or defaults by neighborhood. SAP and Google have already collaborated to enable customers to plot data on Google Maps within the SAP Streamwork, BusinessObjects Explorer, and Crystal Reports interfaces. "It's still a mashup approach, but the private APIs will support tighter, industrial-strength integration with functionality not available from the public APIs," Jonathan Becher, SAP's executive vice president of marketing, said in an interview. The possibilities for data mapping are endless. These are all examples of pioneering mapping mashups that exist today.

Geo APIs Summer Learning Series: GIS with Google Earth and Google Maps This session at Google I/O demonstrated how developers can take advantage of new and little known GIS capabilities in all of our geo services. We started out showing some of the GIS capabilities in Google Maps API, which amongst other features, lets you calculate distances and angles and overlay map tiles in arbitrary projections. Moving onto some new and upcoming products, we showed off some of the capabilities of Google Earth Builder, a new platform to manage and publish large amounts of raster and vector GIS data. In the world of data visualization, previous sessions had showed off new styling features for Fusion Tables. Google Earth Builder is not the only new product that provides access to our infrastructure for working with large GIS datasets - we also talked about Google Earth Engine. Check out the video to see for yourself, and thanks for reading our Geo API’s Summer Learning Series.

Take Me Out To the Ballgame - Hitting a “Home Run” on Store Site Selection Summary: Jim Stone, prinicpal of Chain Store Advisors and former CEO of geoVue provides his thoughts on the correlation between baseball and store site selection. Is it expertise, "gut feel," or do you stick by the numbers. You'll have to "step up to the plate" and read this article to find out more. It’s hard to miss the similarity between baseball and site selection, right? “That store is a home run.” It’s About the Numbers Baseball is a numbers game. However, if you look at the correlation between batting statistics and winning percentage, a completely different story emerges. Chain store real estate has some similar elements. It’s Not Just About the Numbers Let’s consider another interesting part of baseball: catching a fly ball. So how does an outfielder know how to run down a fly ball? How does a real estate deal maker know whether a piece of dirt will be a successful store location? Ed. note: This article originally appeared on Jim Stone's blog, realanalogies.

Esri Solutions For Deploying Mobile GIS Esri offers users a host of solutions, designed to be used from PC, web and mobile clients, however, lately there’s definitely huge interest in the mobile ecosystem. The company actually offers 5 solutions they bill as “mobile” offerings. These include ArcGIS for Win Mobile, ArcPad, ArcGIS for Windows Phone and ArcGIS Desktop – each has it’s benefits, price point, and target audience/user. From Esri… Each of these technologies provides a specific set of capabilities that meets the needs of different end-user application requirements. For a little more clarification on the mobile solution offerings you might check out this recently published Q&A See Also: