Last week, I did a piece on GISuser.com about the release of the new Acetate feature on GeoCommons. GeoCommons is an implementation of FortiusOne’s GeoIQ platform, which is exposed to developers via a RESTful API.
A couple of weeks ago, FortiusOne set up a Google Group for discussions about the GeoIQ API. If you are using the API, or are merely interested in it, this is something you may want to check out.
Updated: This demo application now running here. I will update this demo periodically, as time permits, so keep checking back.
At the 2010 ESRI Federal User Conference, WeoGeo announced the availability of a toolbar for interacting with WeoGeo Market and private libraries from within ArcMap. This, combined with Dan Dye’s series of posts showing how to use the WeoGeo REST API with Python got me thinking about how easy it would be to integrate with ESRI’s clients for the ArcGIS Server REST API. All of my clients (it seems) are using the Silverlight API these days so I am spending a lot of time with it and decided to use it as my testbed.
My goal was simple, I wanted to browse the WeoGeo Market for any data sets in the current map extent, be able to select one from a list, and have its preview image display in the proper location on my Silverlight map. Continue reading “Browsing WeoGeo Market Using the ESRI Silverlight API”