A look back at 2009 and a look forward to 2010.
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If consumers think of geodata as a commodity, what does that say for its future? What are the key data relationships? And what, if anything, will differentiate one offering from another? Our editors ponder these questions in light of evidence that consumers know and care little about who makes, manages and updates basemaps.
Tatham on Twitter Where’s Tatham? http://tath.am/where (source code) W3C Geolocation API http://dev.w3.org/geo/api/spec-source.html IETF Geographic Location/Privacy http://datatracker.ietf.org/wg/geopriv/charter/ Ryan Sarver http://sarver.org/
Former Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings charts what he calls "the wide, weird world of geography" in his latest book, Maphead. He profiles Google Maps engineers, geocachers, imaginary mapmakers, map collectors, geography bee contestants and "road geeks."