Posts Tagged: review

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    After The Missing Manual For OpenStreetMap, Here’s The Google Map Maker Version

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    The growth and uptake of today’s internet and web allows us to do a lot of things that were previously the preserve of the professional. You can see this in the rise of words which now have citizen prepended to them. We don’t just write blog posts, we’re citizen journalists. We don’t just take photographs,… 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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    2009 In Review Part 3: People

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    I finished up part 2 of my 2009 review with the observation that 2009 seemed to be a lot less about technology and more about communities and people so what better way to end my 2009 review by calling attention to the people who I feel deserve mention. Firstly and most importantly there’s my wife, my children… Read more »

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    2009 In Review Part 2: Organisations

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    In an earlier post, I wrote about the gadgets that made 2009; now it’s time to look at the organisations and by strange coincidence, as there were 3 gadgets, so there are 3 organisations. First up is OpenStreetMap. One of the things I write about a lot is geographic data, how everyone wants free, open, high quality… Read more »

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    2009 In Review Part 1: Gadgets

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    As the end of 2009 and of the decade of the noughties approaches rapidly, I thought it worthwhile to look back over the previous 12 months and give credit where credit is due or overdue. So let’s start with gadgets. Not one but three.  Firstly there’s Posterous. Can a web service be a gadget? I think… Read more »