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GIS Ordnance Survey

Dave Lovell OBE

Many of you in the UK GI industry will know Dave and will join me in offering congratulations on getting an OBE in the New Years Honours. Dave was once an avid reader of edparsons.com in the early days, I hope you are still enjoying it !! Written and submitted from home, using my home […]

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GIS Thoughts

Back to the future – State of the Industry 1999

So the end of 2006, the beginning of a new year, what will the next year of developments in the world of geographic information bring, are we seeing the birth of neogeography ? Rather than discuss this now I thought it would be more fun to go back to the future and look at some […]

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GIS

Ed has left the building..

So that’s the end of the Sir Humphrey chapter of my career, yesterday I left the OS, packing my belongings into a couple of plastic crates. It’s certainly been interesting! To my many friends at the OS farewell, you all have my utmost respect, working with great commitment often within constraints beyond your control. The […]

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GIS web 2.0

Time magazine and web 2.0

Time Magazine, the popular choice of travellers at airport bookstores every year publishes it’s Person of the Year special. In the past Time has recognised such figures as Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan, The Apollo 8 astronauts, John F. Kennedy, and last year Bono, Bill and Melinda Gates. This year in an inspired piece of journalism, […]

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GIS

OGC and the “Mass Market”

Just returned from the latest Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Technical Committee meeting hosted by BAE systems in San Diego, where for me a important milestone was reached with the formation of a Mass Market working group, with a remit to work on “joining the dots” between the established GI standards community and the rapidly developing […]