“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” So goes the well-known philosophical thought experiment, however rather than a discourse on observation and perception I’d like to hijack the experiment for an argument I have been making on and off for the last […]
Excuse my voice I had flown in the night before and I had a case of “airplace flu” and two hours sleep, nevertheless a reasonably coherent discussion of the future of Spatial Data Infrastructure development for the new Geobuiz channel.
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to take part in the ImaGIne conference organised by the European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information in Dublin. The conference although not very well attended did contain both excellent presentations and perhaps unusually great discussions which really seemed to address some of the key challenges of using geospatial technology in Europe. A talk […]
Google is supporting the EU Hackathon in November and is offering travel expenses to selected individuals ! The deadline to apply is October 17, and the Hackathon takes place November 8th and 9th, at the European Parliament in Brussels. Applicants must be citizens or residents of the EU. All expenses will be covered for selected […]
I was invited to speak at the annual INSPIRE conference in Edinburgh last month. INSPIRE remember is the European Commission programme supported by national legislation to build a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for European Environmental data. I was asked specifically to address how INSPIRE can foster innovation and “smart growth”. These are excellent topics to […]