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Digital TV and paper maps

Did a short package with Dutch TV yesterday in Amsterdam talking about the differences between the maps of the great Dutch cartographers of the 17th Century and modern Google Maps. In some ways there are surprising similarities, both in effect are all about discovery, earlier discoveries of new lands to exploit have been replaced by […]

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Less Map, More Apps

I was able to make a flying visit to the State of the Map US conference yesterday in Washington DC. As usual it had the higher than average GIS conference energy levels, but it felt really different to previous events to me.. Firstly the conference was a step up in terms of the professionalism of […]

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A Map inside

We spend about 70% of our lives indoors, a real data capture challenge, as your need a very scalable solution – ProjectTango may be part of the solution..  Early days of course, but there is real potential with this approach, perhaps more than efforts focused on data standards which overlook how the data will be […]

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A map in minutes, how times have changed

Love Maps Engine, a simple Flood risk map based on liberated Environment Agency data, a bit of QGIS hacking and spare half hour. https://mapsengine.google.com/06793588975440581048-09757940799309423091-4/mapview/?authuser=0 I should do this more often, brings back happy GIS memories #blog  

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What’s in the bag Steve

So Happy 30th Birthday Macintosh, this video from the original launch event once again demonstrates Jobs extraordinary ability to demo a product. Although of course technically a huge step forward from the green screen personal computers of the time, the Mac was a commercial disaster leading to the infamous ousting of Jobs from Apple just a […]