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Thoughts

Alpha Geek wanted..

Another Job opportunity to join the growing Geo team at Google in London, a very technical role helping to deploy Google Earth and Maps server technology for use within organisations around Europe.  The Job specs are here, as always feel free to leave me a message if your would like to know more… Written and submitted from the Google Offices, London […]

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ESRI

A short history of Kingston GIS

Kenneth Field the departing Course Director for the Kingston GIS degree progammes has written a nice short history of the important role played by Kingston University in the development of the GIS industry in the UK. It’s published as part of esri’s best practice in GIS series and is available to download for free as […]

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Thoughts

A Google logo for my fellow geographers!

As a fellow of the esteemed organisation that helped sponsor his voyage of exploration I’m delighted that today’s special Google logo celebrates the birthday of Sir Ernest Shackleton, Explorer. Written and submitted from home (51.425N, 0.331W)

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Mobile

So farewell to the cheesy phone OS

The not unexpected news that Nokia have finally given up on it’s Symbian mobile phone operating system is still sad news. Symbian owes its existence to the plucky (yes I know a cliche) British firm of Psion, original develops of computer games for Sinclair and developers of the first generation of PDAs. Needing a relatively […]

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Data Policy Google Maps Thoughts

Evening all, what going on with these crime maps then…

So initially the  moral of this story seems to be, if you are launching a Government website across the mass media, make sure you do the load testing with 100x what you expect. The real issue is that despite having best intentions and a commitment to transparency, it’s very easy to confuse, mislead and lose credibility with […]