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Visiting the Mothership – despite Microsoft !!

As I was in “the valley” today, on my way home from visiting Fujitsu in Sunnyvale I thought I would drop into the Apple campus in nearby Cupertino. I am please to confirm it still exisits despite Microsoft not having it on the imagery layer in MSN virtual earth. I have the t-shirt to prove […]

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ESRI UC farewell..

I have left San Diego, and flown up to San Jose to meet up with the people at Fujitsu Siemens the people who build the tablet PC’s the OS field staff use. As always, enjoyed the ESRI conference, the whole web services message seems to be coming together now and it was good to see […]

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ESRI UC day 2… The hidden wow factor

Had a couple of meetings today, then met up with some old Autodesk friends and wnet along to a few presentations yesterday. I was taken aback by the amount of new stuff especially in ArcSDE and database support in 9.2. As i said yesterday I was surprised how little emphasis was given in the plenary […]

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ESRI User Conference – Day 1

The first day.. and things to my mind are a little different from previous years.. Jack’s vision in terms of the Geoweb seems little changed from last year – the focus this year is on “managing the earth’ using GIS. Although no mention was made of the development of google maps, ESRI are clearly responding […]

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Mashup competition

William Heath and the The Ideal Government Project blog are running a competition over the summer for people to build a mapping mashup application which displays any government dataset on free online mapping. OS is providing the prizes in the form of OS Select maps. Some great examples already including this example which maps recent […]