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GIS Thoughts

Spatial analysis hits the mainstream..

mySociety have put the analysis of geographical information into the mainstream press, with the London evening newspaper, The Standard running a report today on the Travel Maps they have created working with the Dept. for Transport in the UK. This is great to see, and again compliments to Tom and Chris for the work they […]

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GIS Thoughts

E911 almost there…

Wired reports on progress in the US on E911 legislation which requires mobile operators to pass the location of emergency calls to the emergency services. Despite a 2005 deadline most providers it appears are only now getting to the position where location data is available and unlike in Europe the route adopted has been through […]

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Telewest Thoughts

Beware the early adopter – don’t use a TVDrive yet…

After many years of happy service I replaced my trusty Tivo with a new Hard Disk PVR that my cable company Telewest have just introduced. The TVDrive has multiple tunners, HD TV support and a larger hark disk capacity – sounds great. But I was one of the first to take the service, and yes […]

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virtual earth

Virtual Earth UK, now with new imagery!

Microsoft have launched a new UK versions of virtual earth with new imagery sourced from getmapping. The imagery seems to leapfrog the imagery in google earth/maps seeming to be more recent at least in the area I looked at and appears to be around the same resolution 15-20cm. Remember Microsoft have adopted a more conventional […]

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Technology Thoughts

Berners-Lee backs net neutrality

Silicon.com reports on a presentation given by Tim Berners-Lee in Edinburgh yesterday putting his support behind the movement to maintain the concept of “Net Neutrality”. Net Neutrality describes the current status quo where all network traffic is equal in the eyes of the providers of network infrastructure, e.g your network packet containing email to granny […]