Best of the Blogs 4 December 2012

By on 4 December, 2012
A great map has been published by the Economist, showing – geographically – the relationships between some of the tech world’s biggest players. It’s a truly great illustration for an interesting story.
The Newcastle Herald has posted a video of a 3D flyover of Newcastle with a twist – it shows the city as it would have looked between 1800 and 1830.
As 2012 draws to a close, many sites are doing their ‘best of 2012’ picks, and GIS Lounge is no different, with ‘Six of this year’s most riveting maps’ now on display. 
Bing has updated their map service to include 121 terabytes of new satellite and aerial imagery.
The Australian reports on another sacking at Apple related to the iOS6 maps debacle. Seems that the underestimation (some may call it hubris) of the complexities of geospatial data have come at a great cost to those involved.
Google Maps Mania has an interesting Australian use of Google Maps, with the Real Estate Institute of Victoria now using the GMaps API to present a range of property related information, including clearance rates by suburb, and other historical statistical maps.
Indeed, speaking of Google Maps, GIS User has a post outlining some of the new features of v2 of the Google Maps API, which includes 3D.
Google has also published an update to the Android Google Maps API, too.

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