Posts Tagged: openstreetmap

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    What’s Wrong With OpenStreetMap? Have Your Say

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    At the end of this week, anyone with even a passing interest in OpenStreetMap will be descending on Girona to be at the annual mapfest that is the State Of The Map conference. Sadly I won’t be there this year, as I mentioned in a post earlier this year. But Chris Osborne will and he’s… 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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    (Geo) Chicken and Egg (The Problem with Press Releases)

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    There’s a danger in looking at too many press releases; you can easily come to think that the view of the world that these pieces of writing portray are a fair and accurate representation of the real world. Thus both myself and the ever readable James Fee were vastly amused to see Michael Arrington’s TechCrunch… Read more »

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    The Changing Face of UK Geo Data … But Changing With a Bang or a Whimper?

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    This is not the blog post I set out to write. The one I set out to write was about Flickr, about machine-tags, about noticings and about transport data feeds. I had it all mapped out in my head during one of those wide awake in the middle of the night and your mind’s buzzing… Read more »

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    The (Geo) Data Dichotomy Dilemma

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    Before Web 2.0, before mashups, before FreeOurData.org.uk and other pleas, before the Internet itself, things used to be so much simpler for geo data. You were either an end user and accessed the data as a map or you were a GIS Professional and accessed the data via a (frequently very expensive and very specialised)… Read more »