Posts Tagged: conference

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    Geo on the Horizon at Horizon Geo

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    Last Friday I ventured north to Nottingham, along with Ed Parsons, Steven Feldman and Muki Haklay to attend the one day Supporting the Contextual Footprint event run by the Horizon Digital Economy Research institute at the University of Nottingham. Along the way I discovered a manner of tracking my journey that I’d hadn’t previously considered, but that’s covered… Read more »

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    WhereCamp EU – The Geo Unconference Experience for 180 People

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    51° 31′ 36.8364″ N, 0° 7′ 44.0466″ W Entering the longitude and latitude above into one of the many online mapping sites on the web will  show you the St. Pancras branch of wallacespace, close to London’s Euston and Kings Cross St. Pancras rail termini and seems a fitting and apt way to write a… Read more »

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    Deep In The Twitter (Developers) Nest

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    The last week has been crammed with planning for and finally realising the first WhereCamp unconference to be held in Europe. More of that later but before WhereCamp EU, there was the London Twitter Developer’s DevNest. Angus Fox, one of the organisers of the DevNest, had first got in touch with me last year after… Read more »

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    Mashup, Location and London

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    Last night I was at LBi in the old Truman Brewery on London’s Brick Lane for Mashup’s Location … It’s Moving On. I’ve spoken at a Mashup event once or twice before but this time the organising team threw caution to the wind and asked me to chair the panel discussion. Prior to kicking the… Read more »

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    What Happens When Geography and Innovation Collide

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    It’s taken a while but the consultation into opening up the Ordnance Survey’s United Kingdom mapping and geographic data is out and is no doubt being debated, looked at, discussed, pulled apart and opined on. Whilst every Ordnance Survey employee I’ve ever spoken to is utterly in favour of this move there’s still continued resistance to… Read more »

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    Location Privacy Issue? I See No Location Privacy Issue

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    Telematics, the use of GPS and mobile technology within the automotive business, and the Web 2.0, neo and paleo aspects of location have traditionally carved parallel paths, always looking at if they would converge but somehow never quite making enough contact to cross over. But not any more. The combination of 3G mobile communications and… Read more »

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    On Conferences, Chairs, Breakfasts and Wifi Crashes

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    Think about the following three scenarios for a moment … Scenario One. You go to a conference. It doesn’t matter where or what the topic is but you turn up because you’ve been invited or because you’ve paid to attend. Breakfast is included in the conference package. There’s 400 people attending the conference but when… Read more »

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    The Future of Web Apps? Bad Wifi, Booth Mobbing, Geo and Lots of Schwag

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    (This post was originally written for the Yahoo! Developer Network blog and was published there on October 5th; it’s duplicated here for posterity.) You’re stuck in a room on the first floor of a venue with no natural light, people keep expressing surprise that you’re there, there’s a bizarre voucher system operating for getting a cup of… Read more »

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    NYC Beware : The Trinity of Geo Is Coming

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    Ever noticed how you never see some people in the same room together? Various conspiracy theories abound on this theme; that they’re really the same person or that they’re mortal enemies. All complete rubbish of course but maybe there’s some truth in this after all … I’ve never been publicly seen in the same room as Aaron Cope and Tom… Read more »

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    Know Your Place; Adding Geographic Intelligence to your Content

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    Day two of the AGI GeoCommunity conference and the conference as a whole has ended. We discussed neogeography, paleogeography and pretty much all points in between, finally agreeing that labels such as these get in the way of the geography itself. I was fortunate enough to have my paper submission accepted and presented a talk… Read more »