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GeoDRM data protection will it ever work ?

As I have noted before, OS is interested in GeoDRM activities as a way of standardising how rights to access information and the transfer of those rights between individuals and groups is standardised as much as possible. Of course we also need to track developments in the more contentious area of data and IP protection […]

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BBC discovers Pictometry

The BBC News IT show this week highlights some applications of pictometry imagery. You may not be able to play the video outside of the UK I’m afraid, but a great PR piece from Pictometry. Interesting to see how imagery is used as an alternative to large scale topographic data where it is not available.. […]

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OS NPE Maps online and copyright free(ish) !

As Steve points out, Richard Fairhurst’s scanned database of OS New Popular Edition Maps on the 1930’s and 1940’s in now online at www.npemap.org.uk. Although the mapping is now out of copyright, Richard is claiming copyright over the scans and is licensing the data using the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 license. This is a fascinating […]

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Spatial Analysis finds tranquillity

Todays press release by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has picked up a lot of coverage in the mainstream press, with this mornings Today programme discussing the potential findings with reference to the great romantic English poets – its all because of Wordsworth apparently, that we attempt to find Tranquillity. While I appreciate […]

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GIS Thoughts

A VerySpatial Podcast – Episode 66

This week I was interviewed by the guys at Very Spatial for their weekly podcast. Despite a few Skype problems, no doubt down to student enduced network issues, all worked in the end. To listen to this podcast or to subscribe to Very Spatial, follow this link. It’s well worth having a look through the […]