'Where' is Intergraph This Week?
I'm at Where 2.0 this week, but what's going on in the GIS/CAD world at Intergraph 2006? I guess Gen. Colin Powell (ret.) isn't speaking until later today 10:30am EDT (7:30a PDT). I bet he slips and says, "Well, it's great to be here at ESRI this year. . " Actually, what gives? We've heard some ramp up to Where, but no Intergraph? Seems strange. Well, talking to Steve yesterday about Where and brower-based mapping, we think GIS is kaput. The world isn't ready for web-enabled spatial analysis. Really though, I think they are. They just don't know it yet. That's why I think a large number of GIS folks are here at Where, to begin to talk to the location-app guys to start talking about online geospatial processing via browsers. Albeit, lightweight stuff. So, here's a recap of what's happening: First there's the emergence of free and open geodata. Then comes the collaborative atlases, (which is still growing.) And once folks are adding and mashing data to their atlases, the next logical step in this evolutionary process is to create lightweight web-based spatial analysis and online geoprocessing. It's coming. Just wait.