Batch Geonews: GDAL Virtual Formats, Google Map Maker in France, Esri File Geodatabase API 1.2, Bing Maps New Look, and much much more

Here's the recent geonews in batch mode. Again an unusually long edition.

From the open source and open data front:

From the Esri front:

From the Google front:

From the Microsoft front:

In the miscellaneous category:

In the maps category: