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).
Earlier this month, ProgrammableWeb reported that WSO2 had launched the WSO2 App Factory, a brand new cloud-enabled enterprise DevOps platform that allows project teams to collaborate on the creation, deployment and management of enterprise applications. WSO2 has just announced the launch of another brand new platform; the WSO2 User Engagement Server (UES), a platform that allows developers and enterprise professionals to create customized dashboards, microsites and gadgets with enterprise data and 3rd party data sources which makes it possible to convert volumes of data into valuable business insights and to create engaging user experiences.
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.