First, a thread on James Fee’s blog generates further lively debate on what Google’s mapping ventures mean to ESRI. Later, he highlights a new database of mapping servers, mapdex.org, which looks set to become a major resource for users of clients such as Google Earth, especially as formats become more interchangeable and the user base explodes.
In the meantime, he exhorts ESRI to start blogging properly. But straight corporate blogs are dry and PR-ish. Microsoft has a much better example of what works. It’s obvious what needs to happen: ESRI needs to make James Fee their Robert Scoble.