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15 Years of Google Earth and the Lessons That Went Unlearned

Google Earth turns 15 this Sunday.  Are you celebrating?   If you’re a mapping professional, your reaction might be a mix of wistfulness and condescension as you haven’t popped open Google Earth in years let alone dealt with a KML file.  The urge of the carto-cognoscenti to dismiss Google Earth has been strong from the […]

Google Earth and the Quagmire of Enterprise IT

With Google Earth marking the 6th anniversary of its launch this month, the news that they’re going to throw their hat in the ring of enterprise data management has elicited some enthusiasm but also well-wishing.  As in, “good luck with that.” In a confluence that comes from too much web surfing, I saw the Directions […]