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All along the towpath..

The London Loop Part 2: Hatton Cross to Uxbridge Today was a much needed day off away from the screens of the home office and a great day for walking. I have been thinking a lot recently on the nature of the geographical information we create when we share our locations with services such as […]

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Circumnavigating London on Foot – The London Loop Part 1

The London Loop Part 1 : Teddington to Hatton Cross Time for another quest, the scope limited in the current COVID-19 world, so no Globe Trotting hunting Concorde, instead a longish walk. I have been walking a lot since COVID has become part of our lives, usually in the evening around the neighbourhood, my Fitbit […]

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Ambient location, and passing the “Parsons Test..”

Bloomberg reports the latest rumours surrounding the upcoming iPhone launch, including such Geo technologies as LIDAR expected to feature in at least some of the new devices this Autumn. The extent to which such previously specialised and complex technologies are reaching the mass market should not come as a surprise, after-all GPS receivers were once […]

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COVID – Where are the Geographers ?

I happened to be searching this blog for some material this morning and came across this partial post from 13 years ago Foot and Mouth a Geographical Problem. An outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) occurred in August 2007 on a farm near Normandy in Surrey and movement restrictions were implemented within a few […]

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The Ethics of Geospatial – The Four E’s

For a few years now I have often talked and made presentations on the theme of “Ambient Location”, the ability of Geospatial applications mostly on our mobile devices to share their location to services in the cloud, which in turn has allowed useful real time information products to be developed. The most obvious example of […]