Posts Tagged: maps

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    WP Biographia Is But A Quarter Of The Way To WP Mappa

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    In a way, this was all Matt Whatsit‘s fault; he writes very profane and very funny blog posts and reading his recent The Five Stages Of P****d Wife (which you should read if you haven’t already, err, read it) made me laugh, hell, it made me ROFL and LMAO at the same time but it also… Read more »

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    Mapstraction, Maps and Me

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    It’s been a while since my last blog post; my day job at Nokia has been taking up almost all of my time and what little time has been left has been spent with my family. But in between day job and family time there’s evenings spent in a hotel room and hours spent on… Read more »

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    The Missing Manual For OpenStreetMap?

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    The first computer I used at work was powerful for its day (though pitifully underpowered compared to the phone that’s sitting in my pocket at the moment) but was somewhat unfriendly by today’s standards. You sat down at a terminal (not a PC, they hadn’t been invented) and were presented with a command line prompt… Read more »

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    The Geography Of Talking

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    Apart from being a damn fine Trance album, German DJ Paul Van Dyk’s The Politics of Dancing would definitely make my top 5 list of album titles, if I had one. I love the way the two normally diametrically opposed ideas of politics and dancing are used together to make something new. Here’s another example… Read more »

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    Society of Cartographers Redux

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    To be filed under the “slightly self promoting” department, earlier this year I was invited to speak at the Society of Cartographers Summer School in Manchester, UK. It’s always great to be invited to speak at a conference but I was particularly excited by the SoC. The geo world I inhabit is one of data,… Read more »

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    Visualising Twitter’s Geotagged Tweets

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    You might have noticed but I’m a reasonably big Twitter user. Actually, I should be more precise. I’m a reasonably big Twitter API user … I tend to use Tweetdeck on my mobile devices and on my laptop. I very rarely use Twitter on the web, and so I’ve only just noticed how Twitter are… Read more »

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    The More The Web Changes, The More It Stays The Same (With A Map)

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    There’s a saying in French which goes “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” which translates as the more things change, the more they stay the same. Maybe the same could be said to apply to today’s World Wide Web … “plus les changements web, plus le web reste le même”, the more the… Read more »

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    Costa Rica And Nicaragua; A Border Dispute In The Age Of Web Maps

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    The popular press and media likes nothing better to poke fun at people who seem to ignore their own senses and instead rely on their GPS sat-nav systems, which frequently results in people ending up in the middle of fields, in the middle of rivers or even, in extreme cases, almost driving off of the… Read more »

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    Berlin, Graffiti and Maps

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    Like most cities these days, there’s a lot of graffiti in Berlin. Some of it is just the mindless repetitive tagging where someone feels the need to display his or her tag over as much surface area as possible. But some of it aspires to art, especially the large displays found on the sides of… Read more »

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    Geolocating Yourself? In Europe, You’re Not Alone

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    Exposure 2010, the recent study by Orange and TNS, makes for some interesting reading for the location industry. Although it should be taken with a large pinch of salt from the pot labelled lies, damned lies and statistics, the study’s report shows the significant increase in use of geolocation services within the mobile space. In… Read more »