Posts Tagged: maps

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    Farewell Yahoo! Maps API, Hello Nokia Maps API

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    Yahoo’s JavaScript and AJAX API was the first mapping API I ever used and it now seems hard to remember when Yahoo’s API offerings were the dominant player, always iterating and innovating. The Yahoo! API set formed and continued to underpin the majority of my online presence. When I wrote about leaving Yahoo! and joining… Read more »

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    Almost Losing Sight Of The Magic Of (Mobile) Maps

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    Often maligned and ignored, sometimes science fiction writers are bang on the mark. The cognoscenti of the high brow literary world often dismiss science fiction as being not proper writing or even worthy of the label of literature. But sci-fi authors are often as not as uniquely placed to think about today’s technology as they… Read more »

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    WP Biographia Is But A Quarter Of The Way To WP Mappa

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    In a way, this was all Matt Whatsit‘s fault; he writes very profane and very funny blog posts and reading his recent The Five Stages Of P****d Wife (which you should read if you haven’t already, err, read it) made me laugh, hell, it made me ROFL and LMAO at the same time but it also… Read more »

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    Mapstraction, Maps and Me

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    It’s been a while since my last blog post; my day job at Nokia has been taking up almost all of my time and what little time has been left has been spent with my family. But in between day job and family time there’s evenings spent in a hotel room and hours spent on… 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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    The Geography Of Talking

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    Apart from being a damn fine Trance album, German DJ Paul Van Dyk’s The Politics of Dancing would definitely make my top 5 list of album titles, if I had one. I love the way the two normally diametrically opposed ideas of politics and dancing are used together to make something new. Here’s another example… Read more »

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    Society of Cartographers Redux

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    To be filed under the “slightly self promoting” department, earlier this year I was invited to speak at the Society of Cartographers Summer School in Manchester, UK. It’s always great to be invited to speak at a conference but I was particularly excited by the SoC. The geo world I inhabit is one of data,… Read more »

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    Visualising Twitter’s Geotagged Tweets

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    You might have noticed but I’m a reasonably big Twitter user. Actually, I should be more precise. I’m a reasonably big Twitter API user … I tend to use Tweetdeck on my mobile devices and on my laptop. I very rarely use Twitter on the web, and so I’ve only just noticed how Twitter are… Read more »

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    The More The Web Changes, The More It Stays The Same (With A Map)

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    There’s a saying in French which goes “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” which translates as the more things change, the more they stay the same. Maybe the same could be said to apply to today’s World Wide Web … “plus les changements web, plus le web reste le même”, the more the… Read more »

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    Costa Rica And Nicaragua; A Border Dispute In The Age Of Web Maps

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    The popular press and media likes nothing better to poke fun at people who seem to ignore their own senses and instead rely on their GPS sat-nav systems, which frequently results in people ending up in the middle of fields, in the middle of rivers or even, in extreme cases, almost driving off of the… Read more »