GIS Google Earth

Feeding developers

The principle success criteria for a good developer conference, great food ! Ok there is more… A commitment to open up interfaces to allow the developer community to really exploit the functionality that you develop, and an opportunity to share experiences and communicate with your peers are also really important. Written and submitted from the […]


Links for 20 May 2008

Gordon Browns speech at Google Zeitgeist yesterday, it great to see the UK Government really beginning to use tools like Earth to publish their data, there is still a long way to go of course, but this is a great example from the top ! Android and LBS More of the LBS potential of Android […]

Technology Thoughts where 2.0 wherecamp

Camping Geowanking style

From Wherecamp 2008 This weekend the geowankers camped out at the Googleplex for the second Wherecamp. What has become an annual event the weekend after Where 2.0, Wherecamp is an unconference, a self organised event which starts without an agenda, and features talks, hacking sessions and debates suggested by the people who turn up. As […]

Data Policy Thoughts

Your starter for ten, Define public task…

As someone points out in the comments of this Free Our Data post, the definition of the Ordnance Survey’s public task was clearly written by the OS, I would suggest maybe even Vanessa Lawrence herself. But if you were the CEO of a large commercial organisation would you not want to write your own mission […]

Android Thoughts

If you build it, they will come..

So the results are in for the Android Developer Challenge and is amazing to see how many of the nearly fifty winning entiries can be described as some form of LBS application. As we have always thought location is a key component to the mobile applications of the future. The example here eco2go, is an […]