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App Engine for Academics

As the geospatial world moves every closer to the mainstream IT, the potential of “Cloud” based technology to share mapping data and provide distributed processing for spatial analysis is increasing relevant to academics and researchers working in higher education. Yesterday Google announced a programme to allow academics use of Google App Engine for their research projects. App Engine is the service […]

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Beyond the pin..

The redesigned Google Maps Developers site is a great resource not only for documentation for the now numerous API’s but also a great showcase of how developers have brought mapping to their sites. Of particular interest to me are the case studies from the creative agencies where mapping and in particular Street View has resulted in some really cool sites.. forget pins on a […]

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The other pin on the web..

When talking to people about Google Maps I always mention the unique ability of Street View to provide a sense of place, the final level of zoom of Google Maps takes you beyond the abstract world of Cartography to “standing on the street corner”. Images are incredibility powerful often bringing back memories of places we may have visited. This year marks the […]

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Tommy Flowers : Colossus

Great to see the late Tommy Flowers getting the recognition he deserves, a man who because of secrecy and lack of vision was never fully appreciated in the UK. This brilliant new video on Colossus explains the story.. This blog post by Lynette coincides with the opening of a new Gallery at the National Museum of […]

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Head West young man !

Well in the UK and want to experience the 4G LTE  new iPad you need to head to Newquay or St. Newlyn in Cornwall where two cell sites have been upgraded by Everything Everywhere and BT. There is also talk of a trial in Bristol ! For the rest of use we need to wait […]