Developed initially by Autodesk and released to the open source community in 2006, FDO data access technology recently transitioned to full project status within OSGeo
FDO data providers allow users to extend the data access capabilities of a geospatial application without having to wait for the next full release of that application.
Google also made several announcements during the Geo Developers Day, including the release of the newest version of Google Earth The Where Fair, a science fair style event, showcased some of the most promising grassroots location projects coming out of garages, labs, and universities Special lunchtime gatherings and after hours parties organized and sponsored by Microsoft, Google, and Autodesk, Yahoo!, and OSGeo
fostered informal interaction Early arrivers played Pixie Hunt, a mobile, connected, geotagged scavenger hunt co-sponsored by Microsoft and Cingular Wireless The dates for the next Where 2.0 Conference were released: June 19-20, 2007, returning to the Fairmont San Jose.
WebGL handles geographic coordinates quite well, albeit slightly less so than Java 3D (GeoTools API, OSGeo
's Proj4J library, etc.) and Silverlight (ESRI ArcGIS Server API and external libraries).