Posts Tagged: conference

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    W3G – A Chair’s Eye View

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    Last year GeoCommunity, the annual conference of Britain’s Association for Geographic Information, took the brave (and in my view totally necessary) step of branching out from their traditional GIS heartland audience (sometimes referred to somewhat disparagingly as paleotards) to take on board the views of the neo-geographers, Web 2.0 and LBMS community (sometimes equally disparagingly… Read more »

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    W3G – From Blog Post To Tee-Shirt

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    It’s been a long, exhausting, amazing, geo filled day but the first W3G conference is finally over. I’ll write a more detailed post on the day later but for now, it suffices to say that it’s not every day that you get to see a phrase you coined in a blog post immortalised on the… 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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    Cartographically Speaking; Data (Lots), Maps (Not So Much), Problems (Many)

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    In September I’ll be at the 46th. Annual Society of Cartographers Summer School at the University of Manchester where I’m lucky enough to have been asked to give a talk on geographic data. This topic should come as no surprise to anyone who’s come across one of my blog posts. I’ll be talking about Welcome To… Read more »

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    Geo-Loco; Where The Geo-Wonks Meet The Geo-Clueless And All Points Inbetween

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    Last week I was in San Francisco, ostensibly to meet with fellow Nokians in Mountain View and Palo Alto, the homes of Google and Stanford University respectively. But I was also there to take part in a panel on the topic of “is geo loco a business or a feature?” at the Geo-Loco conference, chaired… Read more »

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    And In A Change To Our Scheduled Programming …

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    For a variety of reasons I’m sadly not going to be speaking at this year’s Telematics event in Detroit in a few week’s time and neither will I be at State of the Map. The variety of reasons are both personal and based on my departure from Yahoo! at the end of this week and… Read more »

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    Retiring The Theory of Stuff; But First, A Corollary

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    It’s time to put the Theory of Stuff out to pasture. It’s had a good life. It’s appeared in 5 of my talk decks (or so Spotlight tells me), in 3 of my blog posts and continues to generate hits on my blog (or so my analytics tells me). When I tell people I’m going… Read more »

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    The Letter W and Hype (or Local) at the Location Business Summit

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    Each time I give my Hyperlocal or Hype (and Local) talk it morphs slightly and becomes more scathing of the term hyperlocal. I started to write the talk for Where 2.0 in San Jose earlier this year and approached it from the point of a hopeful sceptic who was looking to be persueded that the… Read more »

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    The 3 W’s of Geo (and hyperlocal deities and a pachyderm)

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    Earlier this week, Jeremy Morley from the Centre for Geospatial Research at the University of Nottingham and Muki Haklay at University College London got in touch with me. The GIS Research UK Conference was in full swing, and OpenStreetMap founder Steve Coast had had to drop out of the conference due to ill health; would… Read more »

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    Where 2.0 – Hype (or Local?)

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    Sometimes writing a talk and putting together an accompanying slide deck is an education in itself. You set out with a point you want to make and in researching the evidence to back up your assertions you find out that the point you originally wanted to make isn’t actually correct. You could give up at… Read more »