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  1. Rumors Run Rampant – MapQuest on the Outside – another map engine on the inside?
  2. Hear HERE – “Halbherr is Not Here Anymore.”
  3. eParking – Some Things You Need to Know
  4. Google Maps and Search – Just what is that red line showing?
  5. Does Anyone Need to Know Anything About Maps Anymore (2)?
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Rumors Run Rampant – MapQuest on the Outside – another map engine on the inside?

I heard what I will call a “rumor” this morning, but suspect that it was a statement of fact. If I am wrong, I apologize in advance. As you know, there are shades of rumors, so I will add some color where I have additional information. It appears that AOL has quietly begun the shutdown [...]
    


Hear HERE – “Halbherr is Not Here Anymore.”

You know, sometimes you just get a feeling about things and I have that feeling about HERE, so I wrote this blog. I do not have powerful data to support my opinions, but my time in mapping tells me that my feelings on the issues are right, or as close to right as one [...]
    

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 [...]
    


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