Here's the recent geonews in batch mode. Some of those news seem important enough to deserve their own entries, but I dare share them in a single one. Yes, that's another unusually long post. Normal posting frequency should resume next February!
From the open source / open data front:
From the Esri front:
From the Google front:
From the Microsoft front:
In the miscellaneous category:
Slashdot discussed a few geospatial-related stories:
In the maps category:
In the coming days, I'll be at Géomatique 2011, the major geospatial event in the province of Québec. Slashgeo is a media partner of the event.
Please join us on Feb 16th or 23rd to learn about the latest developments with Cloud GIS and how your city can capitalize on this revolutionary technology. We'll cover the newest trends and capabilities of Cloud GIS, highlight its benefits for cities, and show you how to get started. The cloud revolution is here and Cloud GIS is a must-have technology for cities of all sizes. You won’t want to miss this event!