Posts Tagged: maps

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    What Do You Call The Opposite Of Mapping?

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    Dutch computer scientist Edsger Dijkstra, who was awarded the Turing Prize in 1972 is reported to have once said … If debugging is the process of removing bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in. With this in mind, if the process of taking geographical information and making this into a map… Read more »

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    Map Wars; Are Apple’s Maps Really That Bad?

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    Making a map isn’t easy. Making a map of streets and land features is hard. Making a map of streets and land features that stays up to date is harder. Making a map of streets, features and places, businesses, services, points of interest is harder still. Making a map of all of the previous that… Read more »

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    Making Maps Underground

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    Warning. This post contains a sweeping generalisation. Yes, I know that Places are not just part of today’s digital maps; see the James Fee and Tyler Bell hangout The One Where Tyler Bell Defines Big Data as a proof point. But for the sake of this post, just assume that Places and maps are synonymous…. Read more »

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    Maps, Maps And MOAR Maps At The Society Of Cartographers And Expedia

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    Updated September 13th. 2012 with embedded YouTube video. Wednesday September 5th. 2012 was a day of maps. To be precise, it was a day of maps, maps and MOAR maps. Two events, two talks, back to back. Packed choc-a-bloc full of maps. I also cheated slightly. Firstly there was the International Cartographical Association’s first session… Read more »

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    Foursquare Checkins, Maps And WordPress; Now With MOAR Maps

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    If you’re an avid Foursquare user you can already display your last checkin, visualised on a map, in the sidebar of your WordPress powered site with the WP Quadratum plugin. Foursquare, checkins and maps … what more could you ask for? Maybe the answer is more maps. Version 1.1 of the WP Quadratum plugin, which… Read more »

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    A Bipolar Attitude To Aerial And Satellite Imagery Plus Maps Fear, Uncertainty And Doubt

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    Maps and map imagery seem to be back in the news. Google’s recent map update and immense speculation about Apple’s “will they, won’t they” replacement for the current Google Maps app on iOS seems to be spilling over from the usual tech media into mainstream news. Firstly, the UK’s Daily Telegraph, a “quality broadsheet” seems… Read more »

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    Two WordPress Plugins And The (Missing) Nokia Map

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    It’s a glaringly obvious oversight but a few month’s back I realised that given what I do for a living, there’s something missing from my blog and that something is a map. There’s a whole slew of “where am I” style WordPress plugins out there, but after some careful research I decided that none of… Read more »

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    From Where 2.0 To Just Where; With Meh 2.0 Somewhere In The Middle

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    And so, as Where 2012 draws to a close and the lobby of the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco fills with a slew of geo’d-out delegates waiting to check out, it’s time for the traditional post conference retrospective writeup. If you were at Where this year or in previous years you’ll probably want to skip… Read more »

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    Is This Apple’s New Map? (It Doesn’t Look Like Google’s)

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    Updated 8/3/12 at 12.20 GMT Judging by comments to this blog post, on Twitter and on Google Plus, the consensus seems to be that yes, Apple is using OSM data from 2010 outside of the US; inside of the US it’s (probably) TIGER data and no, there doesn’t seem to be attribution and Apple may… Read more »

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    Foursquare Goes With OpenStreetMap; On The Web

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    In web and location circles, much has been made of Foursquare’s recent “little announcement” of the location based, check-in, company’s decision to oust Google Maps and instead to go with OpenStreetMap data, by way of MapBox. From reading a lot of the coverage you’d be forgiven for thinking that Foursquare has completely severed ties with… Read more »