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BBC opens up its news archive

Continuing the excellent online developments at the BBC, its News Archive site has been launched this week. It allows users to download 80 video clips of major news events for use with their own non-commerical projects. While the technology behind this is interesting and of course the content is fantastic, what I think is most […]

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Google Earth for the Mac

Appleinsider report that the Mac OS X port of Google Earth is on the way.. Seems to be a straight port of the windows version, although the claims made by Appleinsider that the imagery will be improved, must be false.

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Why Google Earth is not used for instrument landings..

Jeff Thurston at Vector One has come up with one of my favourite Google Earth images of the year. All those hours learning about geometric correction and orthrectification were not wasted !

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The Wikipedia Wars – what does it mean for geodata?

You may have picked up on the debate bouncing around the net on the problems Wikipedia is suffering. Wikipedia, for those back from the desert island is the community based encyclopaedia that has been seen as one of the great success stories of the web. The problems which hit the news last week have focused […]

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When is a map not a map.. when it’s Mastermap

It’s funny how sometimes you can have a couple of conversations with people, which all seem to be coming from the same perspective but are unrelated. This happened to me last week in talking to a few people about Mastermap and peoples perception of it. Mastermap was launched almost exactly four years ago and has […]