NOT"geographic web" on Google Earth + poached OSGEO logo
mnl at well.com
Sat Dec 9 12:08:38 PST 2006
I clicked on google earth today, to follow my daughter & husband's
journey from brazil into argentina, and found an unexpected new default
I don't know which is more offensive:
1, That google would add a new default selected layer called "geographic
web" that is - no way - a "geographic web"
2. that that the prominent logo on many proprietary kml placemark pages
from these "geographic web" points is so derivitive/poached from the
widely recognized OSGEO <http://osgeo.org> logo. see panoramio.com
And it's kind of counter-intuitive to see some non-editable wikipedia
pages have mysteriously been imported into google's own non-standard kml
If google earth actually supported standards, starting with html and
georss, wfs/wms/gml I guess they could claim a "geographic web". Until
then it looks like a clearly blantant appropriation for private
advantage of the term "geographic web" that explicitly means open
standard hypermedia, to most rational people.
check it out.
- Mike Liebhold
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