GISCafe Weekly Review January 29th, 2015

Drone lands on White House grounds
January 29, 2015  by Susan Smith

Monday’s crash of  a two-foot-long drone on the White House grounds set off the country’s alarm bells on the entire safety surrounding drones and what they represent in terms of national security.

The drone that crashed at the White House

The drone that crashed at the White House

GISCafe Voice Techno-Predictions for 2015
January 27, 2015  by Susan Smith

In the United States alone, geospatial data and services are estimated to generate $1.6 trillion annually.

Skybox Imaging

Skybox Imaging

Is Google Getting out of the Mapping Game?
January 23, 2015  by Matt Sheehan

Two recent announcements caught my attention:

“The Google Earth API has been deprecated as of December 12th, 2014. The API will continue to work on supported browsers until December 12th, 2015, and will shut down on that date.”

See the full Google Earth API announcement

“Google will end support for the Google Maps Engine (GME) product on January 29, 2016. After January 29, 2016.”



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