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Graticule

This weekend I’m travelling to India to deliver a keynote presentation at Graticule the first International conference on positional technology and Location Intelligence to take place in India. Understandably perhaps the focus on these technologies has been in the west, however this is changing. India not only offers highly skilled engineers and scientists who are […]

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GIS Technology

Mapping Hacks – a challenge ?

Jo Walsh reports on the Mapping Hacks website on the debate I attended at the society of cartographers conference on public access to data, and comments that the investments made on GPS and Photogrammetry by the OS is “viably unnecessary, easily outsourceable techno-toys.” OK Jo – why don’t you try and capture some data to […]

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Technology Thoughts

If you go down to the tube today…

You had better not take your laptop… Like many of my fellow tech workers in London, I carry my powerbook plus other kit in a rucksack and following the events of 7/7 have joked about how we must appear to others. This is no longer a joking matter however and the extent to which the […]

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Where is the innovation

Yesterday, the OS ran the first terrafutures event, a one day workshop to try and bring together scientists of all types, sociologists and IT experts to look into the future and spot the trends in technology and society that will impact on the GI industry. Some of the key findings included the future pervasivness of […]

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GIS

Coming soon – the GPS for the iPod generation

Recently announced the Garmin Nüvi is a GPS device clearly inspired by the success of the iPod. The Nüvi as well as a GPS routefinder is also an MP3 player with pda like functionality including a world clock, currency converter, image viewer and add-on travel & language guide software. Looks like the Tom-Tom has some […]