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  1. Measuring the Cost of Uber’s Push Into Spatial Data
  2. Comments on the Development of Spatial Databases to Support Autonomous Vehicles
  3. Use Cases and Online Maps
  4. Local Search – Local Data – Local Sources
  5. What3Words – Not.Quite.Right
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Measuring the Cost of Uber’s Push Into Spatial Data

The recent “news” stories that Uber was doubling-down and developing a spatial database to support the company’s mission seemed anti-climactic to me. After all, over the last two years Uber has undertaken numerous (perhaps that should be “nuberous”) activities to support its strategic initiative in mapping. What was newsworthy, apparently, is the fact that Brian […]
    

Comments on the Development of Spatial Databases to Support Autonomous Vehicles

Companies announcing new mapping initiatives seem to be crawling out of the woodwork. Why the sudden interest in mapping and what should we make of these new entrants in the mapping space? The recent CES show was a hotbed for news releases on mapping initiatives related to the functioning of autonomous vehicles (AV). Toyota, for […]
    

Use Cases and Online Maps

Hi, Everybody. This topic started out innocently enough and wasn’t research for a blog. What I was trying to do (my use case) was to find driving directions to several wildlife sanctuaries that had been recommended by my photography buddies. I started the process by Googling the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge. Google pops-up a side […]
    

Local Search – Local Data – Local Sources

In my last blog I mentioned that some problems are best solved with a “global” approach, while others might be susceptible to a solution that is targeted locally. For some reason this thought has been on my mind since that time. Today, I expand on why a local approach might be the elixir that challenges […]
    

What3Words – Not.Quite.Right

Recently, just for fun, I have been examining innovative grid offerings from What3Words, MapCode (TomTom-link) and Open Location Code (Google). What3Words seems to have caught the most attention, and in this blog I will present my thoughts about this specific effort at creating a more useful map grid for addressing. This is a really long […]
    

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