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GPS

Maposaurus how did I miss you !

I can’t believe I had not come across this video before, from a 2007 Superbowl advert from Garmin, the Maposaurus ! Happy Friday everyone !! Written and submitted from the Google Offices, London (51.495N, 0.146W)

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SDI Thoughts

Has the SDI community turned the corner ?

Yesterday I made a presentation at the 13th GSDI Conference in Quebec (thanks to Geoff for his commentary), it was only a flying visit but I left in a more positive frame of mind that I expected. The high level message of my presentation was, we need to think more about the I in SDI e.g. infrastructure, […]

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LBS

The half-life of an LBS app..

Is around 5 years ?? Well I would estimate that is the case from the imminent closure of Plazes, one of the earliest Location Sharing applications developed back in 2004. I used Plazes on and off for a few years starting on my first real smartphone the Nokia N95 and for a while it powered […]

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Thoughts

Parallax on maps

Once upon a time I was a young teaching assistant teaching Aerial Photography Interpretation,  and one of the aspects that I found difficult to demonstrate was Parallax, the displacement of high features such as towers in photographs. You will see this today when looking at some of the images in Google Earth which have not been corrected to remove the […]

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Data Policy

NRE App – just wrong !

Today National Rail Enquires have released a free iPhone app for real time train information. Hang-on you may say, I though that app already existed.. well it does ! For the last few years National Rail Enquires (NRE)  have been licensing at some considerable cost it’s information to independent software developers for them to develop their own […]