Advantages of making KML a standard include that it speeds development of Web-based mapping applications and encourages greater interoperability of products.
Geographic information systems are being democratized by the Web. And this is more along the lines of a revolution than an evolution.
The Federal Election Commission finds an easy, visual way to get campaign contribution information on the Web. Now, it just needs more servers to handle the traffic.
The Open Geospatial Consortium has dubbed Google's KML a best practice and is working with Google to make sure it integrates well with other standards.
The U.S. Geological Survey has released an array of images of the United States as part of a pilot project for the Landsat Data Continuity Mission.
Google has introduced a slick new feature for Google Maps that drops users right down to street level to view the scenery.
General Dynamics has been awarded a contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to support its National Coastal Data Development Center.
Street Atlas USA 2007 Plus navigates you throughout the U.S. and Canada using equipment you probably already have.
DHS will begin a second wireless test of its Border Net project in the Great Lakes region to build on lessons learned in the Arizona pilot test.
The Geospatial One-Stop project ' sponsored by the Office of Management and Budget ' wants your data.
The Urban Forest Mapping Project allows the city's existing and newly planted trees to be tracked, and the city to map future planting locations and calculate costs.
The U.S. Geological Survey has launched a preview version of a tool for analyzing how land cover ' such as land, water, vegetation and artificial structures ' has changed over time.
With World Wind, NASA offers its satellite imagery to third parties for 3-D geospatial mapping and other uses.
Features in a popular NASA geomapping program are now available as services that can be used by third-party applications.