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How “U” shaped is your valley

Something that will either bring make warm memories or horror to people who studied Physical Geography at School is the creation of valley profiles, in particular to illustrate the erosional effect of glaciers in the recent Geological past.. OK, so that’s at least 50% of my readership which have clicked away.. the rest of you, welcome you are true geographers – be […]

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A little perspective needed..

It’s amazing how much copy a Lib-Dem MP on the run up to the general election can generate by calling up the press and mentioning street view in the UK has pictures of the “secret” SAS base. There is actually a serious and rather worrying point behind this nonsense, there seems to be evidence of […]

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OS Consultation; a fairy tale ?

The past couple of months seems to have offered a cathartic opportunity for the relatively small UK Geographic Information Industry to get some long terms issues off its collective chest. In no particular order we have seen the following public responses to the Consultation for the future of Ordnance Survey. (Let me know if  you know of any more.. updated – […]

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Digital Economy Bill, this would funny if it was not so serious..

In a real test of democracy, a widely regarded poor piece of legislation is currently making it’s way through parliament without much scrutiny to make sure it becomes law before the upcoming election. The Digital Economy Bill is wide-ranging and addresses an increasingly important part of the British Economy, yet it’s hard not to get […]

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Wherecamp EU : A people powered success

A public note of congratulations to the organisers of the weekendsWherecamp EU , well done it was a massive success! It is often said that the most useful part of any conference are the conversations that happen in the hallways or over lunch, and the bar-camp format used this weekend makes the most of this by doing […]