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Google Sightseeing

Just came upon this, site while researching my talk for next weeks cc Exchange conference at the OS in Southampton. Another Google Maps API app but great fun, love this picture of a Tomcat in flight…

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Official Google Maps API

As reported by O’Reilly Radar Google have released an official API to their google maps application at the Where 2.0 conference. Website developers can legitimately embed google maps in their application for no charge !! – Mapquest et al… the clock is ticking. But you ask how can this work, google has to pay teleatlas, […]

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Where 2.0.. when GeoData went mainstream

This week sees the O’Reilly Where 2.0 conference take place in San Francisco, which I believe marks a turning point for the GeoData and GIS industries if they want to take it. Where 2.0 gives a pointer to the direction the geodata industry will go if the likes of Google and Microsoft in the form […]

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The end of maps !!

The BBC report that the rise of satnav spells the end of the map as an in-car navigation tool. I think there is some truth in this, although I still carry a half million scale map in case of system failure in my satnav equipped car. A point which the article could have made more […]

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Even Google Maps need cartographers.

Spot the deliberate mistake ? I am a huge fan of google maps a well designed application and great user expereice, however can you spot the problem on this map of Europe.. Look closely and you will see a error in the text placement routine which means that.. Belgium has swapped places with the Netherlands […]