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Open Source mapping in the press

Once again the issue of “free” and Open Source mapping has been raised by the Guardian , as always a number of good points are made along with a few Gilligan-isms.. The main thrust of the piece is about the potential of open source, community produced mapping data with interviews with representatives of the Mappinghacks […]

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GIS Thoughts

Would you like a iPod with that..

No surprises but the 1,650 first year students at Duke University supplied with a ‘free” iPod to help with their studies are not using them as hoped for to enhance their academic studies – no they are using them to listen to music – shock !! A few language students are using them to play […]

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Back-up or else

Spent a lot of yesterday trying to recover our neighbours teenage boys ibook and then his ipod following a hard disk corruption. Quite a lot of data was lost in both places as a result of some damaged sectors on the ibooks hard disk. The disk problems needed a reformat and re-install of OS X […]

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GIS Technology

Is the show over ?

Remember the excitement of your first trade show, hundreds if not thousands of people thronging the showfloor, bags full of brochures, silly bug giveaways, I remember one year at Autodesk we gave away bottles of bubble liquid – popular with the kids !!, fond memories. Increasing distant memories perhaps as the trade show slowly dies […]

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Autodesk changes image

A new logo, a new font,, WHY ??