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Apple

How much do you know about Apple?

Thanks to Leah for pointing out this Quiz to me, a great way to finish off a heavy week. So I got 9/10 but them I’m a confessed Apple geek – Leah on the other hand guessed and got 6 !!!

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GIS Thoughts

Google local ads get graphic

Google are now trialing more sophisticated sponsored locations, including company logo and url. As noted before, we should not be surprised by this, the basic Google business model is built on advertising, expected to be worth $7.5b next year, and there is no such thing as a free map !!

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Apple Technology Thoughts

Is that a laptop in your bag ?

Peter Cochrane this week in his blog, talks about the potential of technology such as Iris scanning to spend up the process of security checks at airports. As someone who has passed through Heathrow a couple of times in the last month, what I want to understand is what has gone wrong with the x-ray […]

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GIS Google Earth

Google Earth inspiration was Star Treks tricorder !!

I flew into Dubai this morning to attend the second Map Middle East Conference, and was knocked over by the presentation of Michael Jones CTO of the Google Earth/Map/Local team. Jones presented the vision for Google’s “geography” applications, which was breathtaking in its scope. Building on the Google mission to organise the worlds data, Jones […]

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GIS Thoughts

Tim Berners-Lee agrees: our data should be intelligent (not free)

As reported in this weeks Guardian OS Story, Tim Berners-Lee has commented on the OS and the role of Geographic Information in the semantic web. Contrary to earlier reports, Sir Tim seems NOT to be asking for free access to geospatial data… instead, intelligent, feature based geospatial data, rather than simple mapping should be made […]