Posts Tagged: mapping

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    Musing On The Future Of Maps At GeoBusiness 2015

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    The geo industry has always been a fairly vaguely and nebulously defined industry and it takes a brave conference organiser to try and cover everything that’s geo related in a single conference. But that’s what GeoBusiness tries to do and it almost succeeds. This year’s conference agenda and trade booth sideshow managed to cover the… Read more »

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    In India Just Because You Can Map Something, Doesn’t Always Mean You Should

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    It’s easy to get stuck in a mental rut, to think that everyone thinks and feels the same way you do about a subject. But sometimes you need to get away and visit another country and another culture to find out that maybe there’s more than one way of looking at a subject. For me that subject is, unsurprisingly, maps and the other country was India.

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    Having My Eyes Opened, My Heart Broken And Finding The True Meaning Of Maps In Tandale

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    In a really perverse way, first impressions were not unlike the opening lines from Will Crowther’s Colossal Cave Adventure game on the PDP-11. But rather than those impressions being this … You are standing at the end of a road before a small brick building. Around you is a forest. A small stream flows out… Read more »

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    The Death Of The Map Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

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    Just like RSS, the death of the map has been widely predicted, but to paraphrase Mark Twain, the death of both have been greatly exaggerated. Produce an online data set with some form of geospatial or location content and someone, somewhere, will produce a map of it. Sometimes the resultant map leaves a lot to… Read more »