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Call yourself a Geographer ?

If so, can you tell  me what’s wrong with this answer taken from a question asked in the House of Lords via the excellent theyworkforyou website… UK: Coastline House of Lords Written answers and statements, 23 June 2010 Lord Laird (Crossbench) To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the length of the United Kingdom coastline in […]

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iPhone 4 – Behold the master at work

I finally got the chance to watch the Apple WWDC keynote last night in my living room on the Apple TV, now that statement qualifies me as an Apple fanboy in itself.  I have seen many stevenotes over the year, even one in person at a Macworld in New York a few years ago, but […]

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Data Policy Google Maps

Live Tube Map

A great early example of the value of the new TfL train prediction API, a map of the ‘Real time” locations of Tube Trains. Produced by MySociety ace Matthew Somerville a really neat demo and another example of the value of releasing government datasets, and in this case an example of an occasion where an API is […]

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Mapnificent cartography

Mapnificent LondonI have for a while called out for some new cartographic approaches to communicating information which make use of the radically different capabilities of electronic displays compared to paper. To be fair I suppose the palette of tools available to the online cartography have been limited, and the state of the art was probably […]

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A televisual feast for Geo-developers

I’m writing this sitting in the back of the room, waiting to make a presentation during the annual Space Show in Toulouse, the closest Europe comes to having a city whose sole export is technology Seems, like I have been running around almost constantly for the last month, but tomorrow I have made a little time for […]