Web-based mapping tool gets government data via API from OGDI: http://visualfusion.cloudapp.net

Microsoft partner IDV Solutions has created a terrific mapping overlay tool that can get map data from any KML source.

Since OGDI natively emits KML, its a great demonstration of web standards enabling open government data.  They’ve included DC data from OGDI, and some national data (parks, earthquakes), but you can easily add any KML data set just by entering a URL.

Go to http://visualfusion.cloudapp.net to see it in action!

As always, we’re ready to work with any government organization that wants to take our OGDI code and implement their own version of http://ogdisdk.cloudapp.net, send an email to askogdi at microsoft dot com and we’ll hook you up.

If you have any questions or comments about OGDI, use the askogdi address, we’d be happy to hear from you!