The John Deere SDK by John Deere allows developers to integrate John Deere equipment data into their applications using the Equipment Interface Component (EIC). Developers can use this SDK to read and decode data generated by a John Deere display and to control machinery by creating guidance data, field boundaries, jobs, etc.
The news of data visualization provider Tableau's IPO on Friday is yet another sign that the movement behind data and analytics continues to gain steam. With that in mind, today we'll take a look at recent mashups that allow users to perform data analytics of some kind and often show the results through interesting visualizations. Read below for more information on each.
Earlier this week Microsoft announced that it is making some of the imagery used in its Virtual Earth platform available for purchase (more on Virtual Earth in our VE SDK profile). The imagery, taken with Microsoft's proprietary UltraCam shown below is available for approximately 200 cities (in high resolution and averaging less than two years old).