Posted by admin in Uncategorized
on Nov 13th, 2012 | 0 comments
We recently held our yearly Google business conference in London. It where people, many of whom geospatial is only something they use day to dayon their mobile phone, can come and see what we are doing on the business side of geospatial especially around some of the new products we are bringing to market. So without further ado you can view the videos here, most importantly almost 30 minutes of me . Anyway there were lots of other people talking as well,...
Posted by matt in Google, Performance, Web
on May 15th, 2011 | 0 comments
It’s been a busy year so far and therefore my posting has been woefully slow. Much have my time has been working with Google Earth Builder. This provides a new way of distributing geospatial information from Google into all sorts of clients, providing a true geospatial platform as a service without the need to worry about how many servers or virtual servers you need to support your clients, allowing GIS experts to worry about geospatial information science rather than geospatial information systems. There will be more information coming out about this platform over the next few months and I hope I...
Posted by matt in Apple, Google, Web
on Feb 5th, 2011 | 1 comment
I’ve been increasingly remiss on the updating of this blog, which I’ll hopefully remedy over the next few weeks. I don’t have any more excuses apart from the fact that I’ve been on a never end whirl of meetings, conferences (as delegate and booth babe!), training courses (run by me) and the never ending search for people to help me out. I’ve also been coming to grips with the never ending volume of innovation and products coming on stream at Google, absorbing their nature and understanding their impact on enterprise geospatial.
What no PC?
The other fact is prior to...
Posted by matt in Cloud, Google
on Nov 7th, 2010 | 0 comments
The term GIS is one that tries to balance two very different disciplines, that of Geographic knowledge and processes with information systems, that of the computer systems and processing power that allows the computer provision of maps and spatial analysis that was never possible before. As the software and systems have become more and more sophisticated it has often been the fact that GIS has seemed to be more about the IS component and less about the G. This is especially true with the advent of server software for providing map and analysis functionality that can be deployed on the intranet...