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AGI Thoughts

GeoCommunity – A transfusion of ideas !

So once again quiet Stratford-upon-Avon can return to tending to the needs of Shakespeare chasing tourists having survived an influx of almost the whole UK GIS industry attending last weeks AGI GeoCommunity Event. Under the direction of Steven Feldman this conference has continued to evolve always attempting to find ways to both sustain its core […]

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Fun !! Thoughts

The Geek Atlas to Go

One of my favourite books of the year so far has been the marvellous Geek Atlas by ┬áJohn Graham-Cumming. The book which details the locations of 128 places of scientific and technological importance is perfect for someone like me who travels a fair bit and on those rare occasions when I have some spare time […]

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Data Policy Thoughts

Why boundaries are important geodata

A great post by Matthew Somerville on the mysociety.org blog, discusses the impact of Parliamentary constituencies changing and some of the political capital that is generated as a result. Transparency in this part of the democratic process will absolutely vital in the upcoming general election, and yes you guessed it although the boundaries are defined […]

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Thoughts

Bletchley Park veteran Capt. Jerry Roberts at Google

I had the honour to be in the audience for this talk given by one of the few people who can talk fist hand about the inspiring and important work carried out at Bletchley Park during the Second World War. Remember Bletchley Park urgently needs our help to remain open as a museum and memorial […]

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Shock London tube map changes..

Once again the mainstream media and the conservative (with a small c) elements of British Society are up in arms becasue Transport for London (TfL) have modified the iconic tube map, removing some fare zones and the very stylised representation of the Thames. The new map is certainly much less clutered than the previous version. […]