Google Earth Technology Thoughts

Ogle Earth TV

Stefan Geens the man behind the fantastic Ogle Earth blog, has put together an amazing DIY TV show using Google Earth and Wirecast. Everyday the tools that where once only in the hands of the professionals are now available to the professional-amateur, although I think Stefan may have another career on IPTV waiting for him!  […]

Data Policy GIS Ordnance Survey

No comment – just grab a pint !

I am not going to comment on this weeks Story in the Guardian, as I would never discuss the details of any potential commercial arrangement in public. But I am personally very disappointed for the people at CASA at University College London who have developed a world class 3D city model which could potentially have […]

Apple Thoughts

AppleWorks the end at last..

I loved Appleworks ( previously know as Clarisworks) and it has been finally retired with the addition of the numbers spreadsheet to Apples iWork suite. Not sure where the MacDraw like drawing application replacement is but never mind. The long life of Claris/Applework is both a reflection on the perceived dominance of Microsoft Office and […]


It’s August.. time for a “people can’t read a map” story

This is actually quite funny, maybe I have discovered a method of telling the time of year from the stories in the press. This time last year, I was sitting in the studio’s of BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, about to do a piece about how terrible Satellite Navigation was, and how PND’s are a threat to […]

GIS neogeography

Foot and Mouth – a Geographical Problem

So once again we find ourselves facing an outbreak of Foot and Mouth, hopefully this time around the importance of the geographical information in fighting the spread of the disease will be recognised early on. Things look hopeful, Defra have already a map of the initial outbreak on their website, and of course today the […]