Here comes 2008 !

So roll on 2008, it’s a great time to be involved with geospatial technology in all it forms, and for its great to be part of an industry that is touching so many more peoples lives… Part of the excitment I feel is due to the fact that the industry is changing to finally better […]

Ordnance Survey Thoughts

Dr Vanessa V Lawrence CB

In this years New Years Honours my old boss at the OS has been made a Companion of the Order of the Bath, a honour bestowed upon senior members of the civil service within the UK and a true badge of the establishment. Congratulations Vanessa, this is well deserved (I’m sure getting OpenSpace out of […]

Technology Thoughts

Someday all hotel rooms will come with an iMac

This week I ended up unexpectedly staying a night in Manchester and chose the City Inn Hotel close to the station (No drunk Manchester Utd players is always a plus point in my mind), anyway I was amazed to see rather than the usual hotel room TV, a iMac sitting on the desk. It was […]


The Knowledge beats Sat-Nav even South of the River..

An excellent BBC Click Online show which puts a sat-nav equiped car up against a London Taxi Driver to navigate around London. As you would expect the Cabbie wins, but it’s an excellent explanation of how satnav works warts and all. At the end of the day like many other applications of Geospatial technology, it […]

neogeography Ordnance Survey Thoughts

OS OpenSpace at last !!

The OS OpenSpace API has finally launched, just weeks before the deadline imposed by the Cabinet Office, with a alpha test phase with the system finally opening up early next year.. I’d love to see comments from anyone who is part of the alpha, but I guess they are under pretty strict NDA at the […]