Forbes has an article
about the mapping industry today, specifically about ESRI
and Jack Dangermond and its response to Google
. “Dangermond doesn't see Google as a competitor (‘We like those guys’), but he admits his software needed to be prettier and quicker.” To that end, Dangermond is suggesting that the upcoming release of ArcGIS 9.2 is the software’s biggest upgrade (see the Directionsmag article
for a listing of the new features).
It is interesting to see how non-technical people describe GIS: like a club sandwich.
By way of slashgeo
and a few other places.