Here's the recent Google-related geonews, including the holiday break.
From various sources:
Our previous poll on Google's Augmented Reality 'Project Glass' gave the following results, out of 88 answers - much less than usual - we have 39% optimists seeing it as a success, with 10% of those anticipating it will dramatically enhance our lives. The rest, 61%, is much less enthusiastic about AR glasses, with 25% going to the point that augmented reality doesn't that much value.
Our new poll is also related to technology where Google is involved, driverless cars. In a recent NYTimes article, a Google engineer claims that driving cars “is the most important thing that computers are going to do in the next 10 years.” What's your take?
Here's the recent geonews in batch mode.
On the 2012 London Olympics:
On the open source front:
On the Esri front:
On the Google front:
On the Microsoft front:
A few geostories discussed over Slashdot:
In the everything else category:
In the maps category:
The previous poll has been running for much too long, finally, here's the results! Out of 168 votes, there's clearly two camps. 58% of answers indicated that geospatial is special, at least a special type of data or that its overarching nature makes it special. That said, 20% (that's still 1 out of 5 of us) say that geospatial isn't special at all. In the 'neutral' answers, an additional 13% chose the option indicating that too many people deal with geospatial data without considering its spatial nature, and 10% admitted that no matter what, geospatial is special to them anyway! Yes yes, I will eventually write a followup on my entry named Is Geospatial Special? in order to provide precision on my point of view :-)
You are also invited to participate to the new poll on Google's augmented reality 'Project Glass'.
Here's recent Google-related geonews, with some pretty interesting.
From official sources: