Monday, September 17, 2012

Data Distribution with Google Maps


Geoscience Australia is using Google Maps with Google Fusion Tables to provide a gateway to commercially purchased satellite imagery.

The imagery can be searched by location, attribute and time range. It is possible to preview the satellite imagery by clicking on a map marker and selecting the 'quick look' option. The map is updated monthly.

All Things Spatial has written an interesting article, 'Competitive Advantage with Free GIS Tools', examining the advantages of using 'fit for purpose' GIS tools in general and specifically Geoscience Australia's use of Google Maps and Fusion Tables for this map.
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