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GIS Thoughts

OS 2.0 We need to listen…

A thought provoking post by Steven on the Free Our Data blog, I’m sure many we share his opinions, but they are more difficult to implement than one might imagine :-(, but we are trying ! Written and submitted from home, using my home 802.11 network.

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LBS Technology

And the walls come tumbling down..

Silicon.com reports that the international mobile operator 3, is to allow access to external websites, intially using Yahoo rendering technology.. This is a start, however it is not clear if the location platform component that 3 lead the market in developing will also be opened up – lets hope so Written and submitted from home, […]

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GIS GPS

Sat Nav.. how old is your data ?

Thanks to Adena at allpoints for pointing out this press release from Navteq announcing their new “Sat Nav” Challenge website which allows users to find out if there is updated data for their navigation system. Great I though.. I checked for my system, only to find that my system is not listed.., although my Nissan […]

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GIS Thoughts

What did an SDI every do for us…

I spent yesterday attending the second day of the 12th European Commission workshop on Geographic Information and GIS. The major topic of discussion is the ongoing development of European SDI’s – Spatial Data Infrastructures.. In the UK it is a topic rarely discussed, so to paraphrase the Monty Python classic – What does a SDI […]

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GPS Technology Thoughts

Innsbruck in a day… thanks to Tom Tom

Just on my way back from a whistle stop trip to Innsbruck – there are still a few places in Europe where it is still only just possible to visit in a day.. I was there to present to some of the team drafting the technical details that will make the Inspire directive to share […]