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"Exploring Local" - 5 new articles

  1. eParking – Some Things You Need to Know
  2. Google Maps and Search – Just what is that red line showing?
  3. Does Anyone Need to Know Anything About Maps Anymore (2)?
  4. Does Anyone Need to Know Anything About Maps Anymore?
  5. Waze-Crazy – Would Facebook Drop a Billion on Waze?
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eParking – Some Things You Need to Know

Slightly over a year ago I had two, brief, unplanned, interesting exposures to the world of eParking services. First, a former colleague at go2 Systems asked me to meet with the CEO and co-founder of ParkMe. As is usual for these types of invitations, I conducted serious research time on the company, its personnel [...]
    


Google Maps and Search – Just what is that red line showing?

In an earlier blog in this series I contemplated a future sea-level change in online mapping that would develop as an adjunct to the popular mapping systems that are provided by Google, HERE, Bing, Apple and others. These database mapping systems currently are mainly oriented towards providing detailed street-level coverage, since this information meets [...]
    

Does Anyone Need to Know Anything About Maps Anymore (2)?

(This is NOT the blog I had planned next for the series, but it is one that may help clarify why this topic is of such significance. If you were not wild about the last blog, you might skip this one.) In a comment on my last blog regarding cartographic knowledge, Pat McDevitt, VP of [...]
    


Does Anyone Need to Know Anything About Maps Anymore?

As many of you may have noticed, Exploring Local has not been updated recently. For the last year I have been engaged as an expert witness in an issue involving the type of subject matter that I usually comment on in Exploring Local. Due to the sensitivity of the proceedings, I decided not [...]
    

Waze-Crazy – Would Facebook Drop a Billion on Waze?

As often happens lately, I had no intention of writing about anything in the news due to lack of interest. However, Marc Prolieau wrote an article this morning on the rumor that Facebook would pay one billion dollars for Waze, and then wrote me to ask my thoughts. I, then, saw an article [...]
    


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