Posts Tagged: maps

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    Finding Inspiration And Teaching Myself Location History At The BCS Geospatial SG

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    With GeoBabel firmly put to rest, I was looking for inspiration when Andrew Larcombe asked me back to the British Computer Society’s Geospatial Specialist Group to speak. After a week of drawing a blank, with Andrew sending gentle messages of encouragement via Twitter Direct Message (OI – GALE. TITLE. NOW!!) inspiration finally arrived from a… Read more »

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    The Plains Of Awkward Public Family Interactions And The Bay Of Flames

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    Not content with pointing out the fun you can have with tracking your location, xkcd, the webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math and language has branched out into making maps. The updated map of online communities shows the volume of daily social activity across all of the online world, and not just the high profile ones… Read more »

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    The Union Of Subsidized Farmers, Mummy and Slayers Of Virgins – More Mapping Madness

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    Yanko Tsvetkov, visual artist, graphic designer and illustrator, has been at it again producing more mapping madness and cartographical curiosities. The man behind the map of Europe according to the Hungarians has produced another crop of somewhat subjective maps of Europe, where the United Kingdom comes under the headings of The Union Of Subsidized Farmers… Read more »

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    Where’s The Map? … Here’s The Map

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    I’m currently at the Location Business Summit USA in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in San Jose, California where yesterday I gave a talk on “Of Data Silos, Geo-Babel and Other Geo Malaises“. More about that in a later post, but one of the points I raised seemed to strike a chord with the audience …… Read more »

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    The Uncertainty Principle Of Maps Sites (And Eddie Izzard)

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    I should start off by saying that I don’t mean mapping web sites. There’s no Ovi, Yahoo!, Google or OpenStreetMap web sites in this post. No, this is a blog post about Eddie Izzard (at least slightly), Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle (even more ephmerally), the (death of) RSS, maps and cartography (generally) and (in the main)… Read more »

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    Two Weeks In; Of Dog Food, Mobile Handsets and Finnish Doors

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    Two weeks into the Nokia and Ovi experience and I can finally pause and catch my breath. It’s been an intense two weeks and asking me what my impressions are of Nokia are akin to putting someone at the top of a very large, very steep and very fast roller coaster, watching them plummet down… Read more »

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    When Maps and Data Collide They Produce … Art?

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    Last month I wrote that a map says as much about the fears, hopes, dreams and prejudices of its target audience as it does about the relationship of places on the surface of the Earth. With the benefit of hindsight I think I was only half way right. Sometimes a map becomes more than just… Read more »

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    Curiously Cartographic Creations #2 – Alternative Maps Of Europe

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    In the first of this occasional series, I looked at a curiously familiar but not quite right map of the London Underground evilly designed for tourists. In this second part of the series, it’s time to cast out gaze out across the English Channel to Europe and how two of the member states see the… Read more »

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    For The Cartographer In You: A London Maps Meetup

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    It may have escaped your notice but London is pretty much map mad at the moment. If it’s not documentaries on the BBC it’s exhibitions of maps at the British Library. Which seems an apt and fitting time to organise an ad-hoc, impromptu, totally unofficial gathering of latent geographers, geo-wonks, map-nerds, professional cartographers and anyone… Read more »

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    Curiously Cartographic Creations #1 – The Tourist Tube Map

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    London seems to have gone ever so slightly maps crazy of recent. Not only is there the Magnificent Maps exhibition opening at the British Library at the end of this month but BBC4 has joined in with two documentary series on the subject, Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession and The Beauty of Maps. It’s all… Read more »