GIS opensource Technology Thoughts

Maps Kidnapped ?

As both James and Jo blogged, the complete series of USGS Quad series DRG maps were taken hostage this week and then released following the payment of $1600 to the Free the Maps website. Now we are thought the data was free right? – well yes but.. Some states made the data available free to […]

GIS Google Earth Technology Thoughts virtual earth

A picture is worth a thousand words ?

Not when it comes to Geographic Information I would argue… Adena very well I think identified the massive interest in imagery demonstrated by the vendors at this years ESRI UC exhibition in her latest directions magazine editorial. Imagery is great as context to other types of spatial information, but on its own I believe it’s […]


YouTube copyright problems

You can feel the pain… somebody at the cabinet office has fallen foul of copyright issues with last weeks release of a public information film, reports.. Another oil tanker with steering problems ? Written and submitted from home, using my home 802.11 network.

GIS OGC Technology Thoughts now with added GeoRSS

Another one of those things I have been meaning to do for ages, was to implement GeoRSS in the feed for This has been more frustrating that I would have liked, but it now works. Why the frustration, firstly there are three favours of GeoRSS, Simple and GML which you will find documented at […]

Technology Thoughts

The Mobile worker..

In an attempt to reduce my Carbon footprint, well for a day or two, I’m trying travelling to work on the train and so far the experience is not that bad, but there is still some way to go before time on the train is truly productive. I really need a power supply to plug […]