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After where, is when the next big thing?

So it seems where is as mainstream as its possible to get with most popular online services rolling location into their products to improve the quality of the service, be that finding friends, the location of interesting restaurants or where is the best place to buy a Nikon camera. As noted here on previous occasions, it is very easy […]

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Google Earth

Beehives and Google Earth fight crime!

A great example of an innovative use of Google Earth Enterprise, as an extension to Local Government GIS use in the UK. To find the application of Beehives you will just need to watch .. Written and submitted from the Google Offices, London (51.495N, 0.146W)

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StreetView Thoughts User Generated Maps

Google Maps gets the measles ?

Google Maps : Dear Dr. Ed, I seem to have developed a rash or well at least I’m completely covered in spots. Dr Ed : Don’t worry Maps, it just a new way of finding geocoded images contributed by the photographers of the web. If you have looked at Streetview ( by dragging the pegman) […]

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Data Policy Ordnance Survey

So is the OS derived data issue now solved ?

Well from reading a couple of press releases the signs look hopeful… Both the OS and the Dept. of Communities and Local Government have announced the signing of the new Public Sector Mapping Agreement (PSMA), a sole source long term contract for providing mapping data to all of the public sector. I’m sure this has not gone down […]

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Thoughts

A Boris Bike Widget

Unfortunately I’m a few thousand miles away from trying this app but I do have my access key! Last week London finally got its bike hire scheme something that just cries out for a location aware real time application to help users. So just in time Little Fluffy Toys have released their widget for Android […]