10 February 2014. ESPI today issued the fifth edition of its Executive Briefs. This issue suggests that it might be a good idea to create an app store for Earth Observation programs and applications.
The Executive Brief 5 reflects on the success of entities such as the app stores of Apple and Google, and how they aid in using the core products of Apple and Google more effectively and ‘productively’. In the Earth Observation user communities there would appear to be quite a lot of duplication and missed opportunity because there are no effective means of sharing programs and applications. Perhaps an app store for Earth Observation programs and applications is a solution?