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Ordnance Survey

OS Strategy Event video

For those of you like myself, not invited to the OS New Strategy Event, the OS have posted a video summary on YouTube. That in itself is progress of course .. Written and submitted from home, using my home 802.11 network.

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Data Policy

SDI in a paragraph.. take note Europe !

While the alpha geeks of the geospatial world were meeting at Where2.0 in San Jose, something really significant happened in Washington. From the FAQ of the Obama administrations new website data.gov launched today.. “What are some resources for viewing geospatial datasets? The geospatial datasets available on Data.gov are provided in up to three open file […]

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Thoughts

OS puts the “No” back in Innovation

It was all looking so good.. As announced in the budget day strategy document, the Ordnance Survey was amongst others things asked to focus its corporate resources at increasing the amount of innovation around it’s products and services.  Last week the OS launched their Geovation website, and have opened up somewhat their OpenSpace API – all very positive..   But then this […]

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Panorama

Panorama – Stresa, Italy

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Data Policy

A rare victory for public sector data reuse in Europe

From Jeff Thurston at the Vector One blog, news that the Dutch operation of Landmark Information Group have won a case at the Dutch High Courts asserting that they should be able to access environment information from the City of Amsterdam without high license costs or limitations to its reuse. This is an interesting development because it is an area where there is little case […]