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So your flight is cancelled..

He are some words of wisdom,  originally written as I waited for a later flight to Dublin casued by my first flights aircraft going unserviceable as a result of the cargo door handle falling off ! Delay and cancellations are part of air travel, but due to some EU legislation (EU Regulation 261/2004) you should be able to […]

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1930’s Teddington Street View

I will happily admit that this post may only be of interest to my Teddington Readers, (Hi Gary !!) but this is just such an interesting video. It follows the route of the Trolleybus between Twickenham and Teddington on it’s first day of operation in May 1931. Trolleybuses, electric powered buses as you find in […]

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Nice Google Fusion Tables example

Andrew has a simple demonstration of the usefulness of the mapping functions  of Google Fusion tables on his Blog . A nice combination of online resources and tools that take mash ups to the next level.. Think late 1990’s MapInfo or ArcView delivered from the cloud.. Written and submitted from home (51.425N, 0.331W)

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And now there is Neocartography..

In the past I have been unfairly accused of “disliking” cartographers, this has never been the case. I have however been critical of the  discipline of Cartography concentrating too much on the processes and techniques of “paper mapping” not recognising the potential of new techniques which make use of the dynamic nature of onscreen display. […]

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The World shortest Commercial flight..

Next time you are stuck back in seat 46G with 30 inches between you and the passenger in front/behind you for the next 10 hours just close your eyes and imagine that rather than flying to San Francisco or Singapore you are flying between Westray (WRY) and Papa Westray (PPW) in the Scottish Orkney Islands. This is the worlds […]