Technology Overview: SVG

SVG or Scalable Vector Graphics is an XML-based vector graphics format for the web. This format showed great promise for many online applications including GIS, but browser adoption rates have been very slow.

Technology Overview: Google Earth

Technology Overview: Google Earth
Google Earth is a desktop application which operates as a client, receiving aerial photography from Google via the Internet. It is often confused with Google Maps which is a web-based client application with a published Javascript API. Google Earth is the originator of the popular Keyhole Markup Language (KML).