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My Location Business Summit Slides

If your follow my twitter stream you may well have picked up on posts with the #locbiz tag, highlighting the Location Business Summit in Amsterdam. This I think is the closest Europe gets to the Where 2.0 conference and once again was an illuminating event, with some great talks by Nokia, Vodafone, SimpleGeo, Gowalla etc. Congratulations to […]

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Apple Sticker no more?

For the last twenty years or so, every car I have owned has had an Apple sticker proudly displayed on the back window. For many years fellow Apple enthusiasts have expressed our devotion to the Mac and our membership of a small but we believe righteous minority by such tribal markings. Last week I took […]

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Redacted : A blast from the past..

Sorting out the database behind www.edparsons.com, I came across this blog post from 2005. At the time  I was asked by my then employers to remove it from the blog which I did, but rather than delete it I just set it to private, it’s now public.  It’s really interesting how far the UK GI […]

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So where are the GI Scientists

Last week I attended and spoke at the annual EMEA Google Faculty Summit at the Google offices in Zurich. The event brings together researchers and academic staff for a few days to present their work, talk to Google Engineers and for Google and academia to work together to developer common research interests. Most of the academics present […]

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A world of many globes

This is something I have been waiting to see since the Google Earth API was introduced a few years ago. The Earth Knowledge Virtual Globe is a project which is creating an application with a selection of data layers as an alternative to the layers offered by default in the Google Earth client. All the […]