Shorts: Mapki, GIS workflow chart, Map Middle East

  • Mapki is a wiki that aggregates developer tools, tutorials, and code for Google’s Map API. Among other things, it contains KMLMap, a code snippet that lets you add placemarks from a KML document onto your Google Map.
  • A great overview (with cool workflow chart) of the tools available for a typical GIS project, by GIS for Archaeology and CRM.
  • Ed Parsons writes up a talk by Google Earth CTO Michael Jones at the Map Middle East Conference in Dubai. A must read for those trying to divine what Google is up to (buzz words are “a sense of place” and “user-focused”). Jones also cited the tricorder as an inspiration for Google Earth, in the sense that both could/should provide all the relevant information about a local space.