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Building Ordnance Survey 2.0

I’ve have been at the Ordnance Survey 5 years now.. and at times I would be the first to admit that life has often been very frustrating… The organisation has come on leaps and bounds in many ways over this time, but I still feel like the proverbial “captain of a oil tanker” trying to […]

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GIS Thoughts

The Geography of porn..

I blogged a few weeks ago about the generally unrecognised potential value of geospatial “attention data”, the information which describes what we are interested in, as manifested by the information we leave behind when we use web-sites. The BBC today reports on Googles harvesting of its attention data using its new Trends analytic tools. It […]

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GIS

BCS Presentation slides uploaded

As promised to those of you who attended the BCS Geospatial Interest Group meeting on Monday night, my slides are now available here

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GIS opensource

Copyright free mapping is coming..

Like a spurned lover, I was beginning to feel neglected having been ignored last week by the Guardian’s “Free our Data Campaign”, but this week we are back to normal with a piece describing the efforts of the OpenStreetMap team to Map the Isle of Wight last weekend. In the past I have made it […]

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GIS GPS Technology Thoughts

London Black Cabs add GPS

This evenings Evening Standard, London’s evening newspaper reports that for the first time London’s Black Taxi Cab drivers are to be allowed to supplement they “Knowledge” of the streets of London with GPS navigation systems. For the Public Carriage Office, not an organisation known for its grip on technology (have you ever tried to pay […]