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What the GI Industry can learn from Web 2.0

Last week I was asked to make a presentation to the Ordnance Survey Partner Conference, and I took as my topic the innovation that is taking place under the banner of “Web 2.0” My first surprise was how few of the attendees had heard the term “web 2.0” before, I wonder if this is representative […]

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Building Ordnance Survey 2.0

I’ve have been at the Ordnance Survey 5 years now.. and at times I would be the first to admit that life has often been very frustrating… The organisation has come on leaps and bounds in many ways over this time, but I still feel like the proverbial “captain of a oil tanker” trying to […]

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GIS Thoughts

The Geography of porn..

I blogged a few weeks ago about the generally unrecognised potential value of geospatial “attention data”, the information which describes what we are interested in, as manifested by the information we leave behind when we use web-sites. The BBC today reports on Googles harvesting of its attention data using its new Trends analytic tools. It […]

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BCS Presentation slides uploaded

As promised to those of you who attended the BCS Geospatial Interest Group meeting on Monday night, my slides are now available here

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GIS opensource

Copyright free mapping is coming..

Like a spurned lover, I was beginning to feel neglected having been ignored last week by the Guardian’s “Free our Data Campaign”, but this week we are back to normal with a piece describing the efforts of the OpenStreetMap team to Map the Isle of Wight last weekend. In the past I have made it […]