Archive for March, 2012

ESRI’s brilliant marketing move and what Open Source GIS can learn from it

ESRI has announced “ESRI Maps for Office”, an Excel add-in which will be available in public beta the first half of 2012. So imagine: You have all your Excel data, all the power of Excel for analysis and now, you can also display this data on a map WITHIN Excel to explore and analyze it […]

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Free map services for environmental data in Europe

This is just a note for a little gem I just discovered. The European Environmental Agency (EEA) has made available a set of map services for environmental data. Coming under the interesting name of Discomap (??) this free service is described as: The EEA provides geographic information system (GIS) application programming interfaces (APIs) to obtain […]

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