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  1. Comments on the Development of Spatial Databases to Support Autonomous Vehicles
  2. Use Cases and Online Maps
  3. Local Search – Local Data – Local Sources
  4. What3Words – Not.Quite.Right
  5. Can Anyone Stay on Top of the Online Mapping Hill?
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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 […]
    

Can Anyone Stay on Top of the Online Mapping Hill?

Recently a colleague contacted me to ask my thoughts about a report indicating that Microsoft was selling some map-related assets to Uber. He noted his disappointment, as he had hoped that Microsoft would reinvigorate its mapping activities and, once again, become a notable player in the mapping market. The brief conversation led me to contemplate […]
    

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