GeonamesDotOrgDotNet is a library that allows users to access the GeoNames API's functions from their .NET applications. Currently, the only calls that the library supports are findNearby, findNearbyPlaceName, findNearByWeather, findNearbyWikipedia, get, hierarchy, children, gtopo30, and srtm3.
While there’s generally a lot of excitement these days for all things Hadoop the simple fact is that there’s not a whole lot of expertise out there in terms of IT people that know how to build, roll out and then manage an instance of Hadoop. That creates a frustrating conundrum for developers looking to build Big Data applications on top of Hadoop at a time when interest in those applications is staring to reach a frenzy in the enterprise.
Google recently announced the new Google Earth Browser Plug-in, which brings the rich mapping and interactivity of the Google Earth application directly into the web browser, "bringing the full power of Google Earth to the web, embeddable within your own we site."