[OSGeo-Discuss] Fw: Re: New Google Mapping Patent
cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Tue Jan 9 22:11:43 PST 2007
Apparently Peter's email bounced, so I'm re-sending it to the discuss list.
Peter Bayley wrote:
> Hi People,
> I built an AJAX ? Tile-based web map viewer for the Office of Sydney
> Harbour Manager in 1998. It 's still running (
> http://www.homer.com.au/project/splash/splash.html ) (IE only - click
> on the link at the bottom of the page)
> It was used to coordinate 14 different organisations around Sydney
> Harbour and even had information for the 2000 New Years Eve
> celebrations (under RTA in the options panel).
> Its "son" was LandView (2001) which is still running at the NSW
> Department of Planning ( http://iplan.australis.net.au/landview.php )
> (Accept Terms and Conditions and click the button). LandView had
> vector support via VML (again, IE only)
> To see an example of the vector land parcels click the Search Panel
> button ("?"), Enter "Wyong" into the Suburb field and click the
> SEARCH button. This query returns 78 properties which are displayed
> in a table and as dots on the map
> Click on a dot to see the table data and vice versa. Click the POLY
> button to view the parcels as polygons. The tooltip will then contain
> the info. Polygons are best for close work while the dots auto-size
> so they are a constant screen size as you zoom in and out
> Next version was under the OpenEarth <http://www.openearth.com.au>
> banner where I implemented more vector functionality, including vector
> editing as a set of mapping components that could be embedded in web
> pages. See the videos and/or demos
> When Google Earth and Google Map came out I implemented WMS and WFS
> feeds for GE and Vector display and editing over GM
> I did email a bit with Lars Rasnussen in May last year - he's one of
> the key GM developers and is based here in Sydney - but that didn't
> seem to go anywhere.
> Peter Bayley
> Cameron Shorter wrote:
>> Peter Bayley introduced me to the idea of tiling about 5 years ago
>> with an application he had built.
>> Peter, can you comment further?
>> Christopher Schmidt wrote:
>>> On Tue, Jan 09, 2007 at 02:47:01PM -0200, Paulo Marcondes wrote:
>>>> 2007/1/9, Mateusz Loskot <mateusz at loskot.net>:
>>>>> Jo Walsh wrote:
>>>>>> * Visually-oriented driving directions in digital mapping system
>>>>>> * Combined map scale and measuring tool
>>>>> I don't know how to comment it. I'm in shock!
>>>>> It seems there is no way to stop this "crazy" race of patents.
>>>> I guess is up to the guys in the US to show prior art, at least they
>>>> are in a position to file the relevant docs.
>>>> Autodesk should be quite aware of that, since they have software in
>>>> that niche.
>>>> Also, does not UMN Mapserver predates google on this?
>>> I'm not aware of any web interface which sent requests for batches of
>>> tiles before Google Maps. The ones I'm aware of now are:
>>> * OpenLayers, originally started working on around Where 2.0 1
>>> * ka-Map, started around the same time -- after February 2005 (patent)
>>> * MapGuide, I think, which has tile batch requests
>>> * I've heard info about ESRI's new stuff doing the same thing.
>>> So, as far as the first claim of the patent that Google was granted
>>> ("Digital Mapping Service" or whatever), I'm not aware of anything that
>>> predates their patent application in Feb 2005. I certainly know that it
>>> seemed novel to everyone when it came out.
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