Archive for April, 2006
The OGC has released for comment a standard specification designed to provide a directory service of available geospatial services entitled the Catalogue Services Specification. This has the potential to go a long way towards enabling a shared network of easily-searchable geospatial resources.
The USGS has made available a tour of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake via Google Earth. As well as being informative, this shows how modern networked technology such as Google Earth can be used to communicate both historical and hazard information to the public. Now we just need better imagery of New Zealand, and agencies prepared to publish public information in this manner.