April 21, 2011 – Google Earth Builder will serve up data from businesses and government agencies to the World.

We found this news on GIS User in their blog post, “Enterprise geospatial data in the Google cloud.” This product will be available in late 2011.

With Google’s cloud supporting all data formats, extracting all relevant metadata and presenting the user (think Gmaps and gEarth) with a nice catalog via the cloud, the user can then serve and share their geospatial data similar to the way they use Google Docs now.

They also claim no technical expertise or GIS training will be required. Earth Builder offers anytime, anywhere access efficiently and effortlessly. This will be interesting to see.

Melody K. Smith