Note to self: Why didn't I know about ArcWeb Services before? It's like Google Map construction on steroids with spatial data query and some useful geoprocessing. I still like the Google Map cartography anyway, but I think that ArcWeb MapStudio would be a useful alternative to "our primary dissemination" platform to utilize all of the data my office holds. Sorry Curious, you may have a cheaper alternative... Stop! Crunkie: geotagged moblog app for your phone. Schweet! Still, there's a website that uses the crunkie.com address that comes up as StreetHive that looks like it uses ArcWeb Services. Heads up: ArcWeb Services 2005 beta coming late August. Improved carto, speed, vector maps, new web learning site, custom map services, line/poly feature upload (GPS?) WiFi Location service (MSN VE?), enhanced geocoding, enhanced routing, NEW DATA!, and new access methods.
- New carto styles via Nat'l Geographic.
- Vector Mapping = Flash and SVG (AWESOME!) (Standard style sheets; multiple)
- New ArcWeb Services website w/ detailed info and tools. (Yeah, I need to get on this boat and check it out.)
- Federate an ArcIMS service using SOAP/REST to reference in an ArcWeb Service. Nice.
- Create custom services: add/delete info, easy full control of map services
- New tools for customization
- Uploadable lines and polygons. I wonder how this works with GPS info?
- WiFi location services equals waived rights for locating your mobile phone on ArcWeb Services to send SMS to the phones
- Good routing and traffic info integration along with drive time info
- Location of landlines in the U.S. and worldwide city level IP addresses (Where can I get this!?!) Uh-oh! The presenter is talking about tracking bloggers and outside visitors... Getting way too "Big Brother" on me. Gives me The Jibblies!
- Hi-Res commercial imagery services and weather data worldwide (58K weather station and stats going back 30 years) Uff da.
- New data. See above. (World 30M DEM info)
- REST API! REST API! REST API! KICK ASS! (Digi, move from SOAP to REST.)
- J2ME Toolkit
- OpenLS API... Good.