Thursday, June 09, 2005

Cool uses of XML - maps and overlays 

The new Google maps allows programmatic access and this has opened up some interesting new uses where demographic information is overlaid onto the maps.


The ability to toggle to satellite imagery makes this especially compelling. These images are very useful - (I use them alot to locate soccer fields for away games where the directions are woeful - road signs poorly located - and Americans just do not give good directions - not a skill taught in school!)

Microsoft is also implementing technology too with 45' angle views:

The next step is to get these search interfaces using a common XML syntax based on ISO23950. to see how this can work - and also examples of the underlying XML query syntax, see:

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