[OSGeo-Standards] Re: [Aust-NZ] ESRI/Google indexing spatial data. Where is OGC?

Bruce.Bannerman at dpi.vic.gov.au Bruce.Bannerman at dpi.vic.gov.au
Mon May 26 19:33:13 EDT 2008



I think that this is only a simplistic part of the 'search' debate.

It will certainly not replace the need for quality spatial metadata or 
metadata catalogues. 

When you look at the potential shown by OGC's OWS-5 work, I suspect that 
the need for quality and definitive catalogues / registries will increase 

For further comments, see my response to Adena's post at:


Bruce Bannerman

Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com> 
Sent by: aust-nz-bounces at lists.osgeo.org
27/05/2008 06:19 AM

shoaib <saburq at gmail.com>
standards at lists.osgeo.org, Aust-NZ OSGeo <Aust-NZ at lists.osgeo.org>
Re: [Aust-NZ] ESRI/Google indexing spatial data. Where is OGC?

OSGeo Standards,
 From the Australian/New Zealand discussions about developing Geonetwork 
comes this announcement:

shoaib wrote:
> On the topic of Web2.0 at Where2.0 conference last week, ESRI and
> Google made a joint announcement stating a partnership to start
> indexing spatial data and spatial web services on Google search
> technology. The implications of this are huge from the perspective of
> the industry as a whole. This opened a lot of questions about the
> place of OGC Catalogue Services.
Does anyone know if ESRI/Google will be using Standards to achieve their 
Ie, can Open Source packages like Geonetwork plug into this new work?
Should we  be worrying about vendor lock out?

 > Aust-NZ mailing list

> Aust-NZ at lists.osgeo.org
> http://lists.osgeo.org/mailman/listinfo/aust-nz

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