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Happy Holidays

OK so I have surrived about 10 days without the internet, but the draw of the internet cafe was too much. So I find myself having a great cup of the best coffee portugal can provide while checking my email, and having a chat to a Aussie girl about the cricket. Amazing places internet cafes […]

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Imperial madness !!

A sad reflection on that part of the British character that is so resistant to change… City of York council are called to account reports the BBC for using metric measurements on footpath markers. It seems that it is only the UK and the United States that continue to use miles and feet as measure […]

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Coming up in September..

Looks like I’m going to be having a busy September, following my vacation I’m back to talk at the Society of Cartographers Summer School in Cambridge and at a event we are holding at the OS called Terra future. The events although in many ways very different are both focusing in on the increasing use […]

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Google Geography Apps – Do they justify the hype ?

Tim Martin comments on the hype surrounding Google Earth, asking is google as much a hindrance as help to the GI industry? I think Tim is right to recognise some of the data quality issues apparent in both Google apps, but I think it is a mistake to see Google in any-ways trying to advance […]

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Google Earth on the BBC

As I metioned a week or so ago the BBC called as they were putting together a piece on Google Earth, well this morning Rory Cellan Jones produced this report (realplayer) for the BBC Radio 4 Today programme, the “must listen” breakfast show for the great and the good in the UK. No great insights.. […]