Monthly Archives: July 2008

New Street Location Data for Canada, USA

An interesting new product out of this New-Jersey based company. The idea is to track most if not all of the new major residential developments in the country to offer a very up to the minute, clean database… here’s what they say – When you consider that there are approximately 7,000 new housing developments constructed a year yielding over 45,000 new streets, the intelligence of a clean database of new street data is immeasurable – see more here or check em out at

iPhone to dominate mobile map usage? Hold your horses!

There’s no doubt that iPhone 3G is going to [or has already] stimulate mobile map usage in North America. Interesting that I found this recent quote... “It surely won`t be long before Apple`s iPhone line up is the leading device for mobile maps usage. Just you wait and see.” An aggressive projection, however, keep in mind that the World is a big place and there’s many mobile users outside of North America… most of then not using iPhone. To say that iPhone will soon pass Nokia in this space is shortsighted to say the least. iPhone to dominate in this place soon… don’t be foolish!

test from ping mobile

Just announced, the 2008 Mobile Government Grant Program

2008 Mobile Government Grant Program

Just announced, the 2008 Mobile Government Grant Program – details – Projects must demonstrate how GIS is a mission-critical technology in delivering government services as well as how mobile GIS solutions will result in increased efficiencies and/or effectiveness in daily efforts. See more

Event of Interest, Society of Cartographers annual conference (UK)

Reader Steve of Middlesex University has shared details of an interesting event with me and I’m glad to pass along details to you. Save the date, Sept 1-4 at Aberdeen University
The event will feature presentations and hands-on workshop by Paul Hardy of ESRI Europe on the latest cartographic features of ArcGIS 9. Other presentations to be enjoyed include ones on changing coastlines, 3D panoramas, kayak mapping, and cycle mapping – with presenters including Tom Patterson (US National Parks Service), Ed Parsons (Google), and Professor Danny Dorling (University of Sheffield). The Programme includes many interesting topics, workshops and networking opportunities and much more, all for a reasonable fee. More info and online registration available at:

Consultant for automated street data processing

A colleague contacted me in search of someone to help and advise on automated collection and processing of new street location data (vector and imagery) – interested? Contact me (glenn at gisuser dot com) for more information and I’ll put you in touch with the company directly