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Ordnance Survey Thoughts

Unlike LOST, the derived data saga continues

Not 300m from the site of one end of William Roy’s original baseline for the first Ordnance Survey of Great Britain, the modern Ordnance Survey yesterday held it’s annual business partner conference. Well for me it was a strange experience, sitting in the audience at an Ordnance Survey partner event (although Google is not a […]

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Zeitgeist – words of wisdom..

Last week I attended the Google Zeitgeist event, a kind of mini-TED the highlights of which are in the video. I’m the one with 8 screens of Google Earth goodness,  and after a ride I’m saving up for the Tesla ! Written and submitted from home (51.425N, 0.331W)

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Like the map, can you make it less visible ?

As a Geographer and map geek one of the hardest lessons I have learnt, and what many in the web mapping field still need to learn is… Eds law of mashups.. “The map is important, but not as important as the data you are publishing on top of it” Yes the expensively created, well drafted […]

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Technology Thoughts

The end of the era of complex machines ?

A week ago today I stood nearly ten miles away from the launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis, on its way to the International Space Station. Despite the distance I “felt” the launch in a number of ways. Unless you have experienced a launch it’s hard to describe the physical impact of such power, shaking the […]

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LBS Thoughts

LBS Are we there yet ?

Last week I presented at the “Location Business” summit in Amsterdam, and it was interesting to reflect on just how far the LBS market has developed over the years. One of the points I made was that we are on familiar ground, it seems every year since about 2001 has been the “year of location”, […]