Skyline, Metacarta, and other news from Where 2.0
Most of the interesting stuff I saw in Skyline Globe is in the "Pro" version--which costs about $500. The Pro version includes analytical tools for area, horizontal/terrain length, line of sight, viewshed, and a what appears to be a 3-D buffer tool. Further, the software has its own clock, and allows dynamic data to be represented.
A few other items:
- Telcontar has renamed itself deCarta.
- ESRI tells me that they are not necessarily providing an exact launch date for ArcGIS Explorer; however, they did say that Jack Dangermond's presentation on Wednesday would have a surprise/interesting item or two.
- Metacarta launched several new tools, including an API. See the latest at: labs.metacarta.com. So far at the conference, Metacarta has provided the only talk and announcement that will require me to deeply consider its meaning and impact.
- The Google team discussed and clarified the new functionality of KML and their new Google Earth release.