Posts Tagged: teddington

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    Are You A Map Maker, A Map Builder, A Map Scripter Or A Map Creator?

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    These days there’s so many ways that you can make a map. You can use a Javascript Maps API and put push pins on a slippy map. You can take vector data, transform it into JSON and use a different Javascript API to make an SVG map. You can load data from pretty much any… Read more »

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    Unsolicited But Targeted Email That Fails In So Many Ways

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    Like most people, my email Inbox gets hit with a lot of spam on a daily basis. Most of this is caught by my email client’s junk mail filtering, but some gets through. Most of it is, at face value, auto generated; phishing attempts for bank accounts I don’t have or solicitations for advance fee… Read more »

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    The Great British Map; Or Great Britain vs. The United Kingdom vs. The British Isles

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    Last night I made another map. It tries to answer some of more perplexing and confusing facets of the geography surrounding the world’s 9th largest island. I mean of course Great Britain. No, wait. I mean the United Kingdom. No, wait. I mean Britain. Or do I mean England? See, it’s confusing. So if the… Read more »

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    You Were Here; Mapping The Places I’ve Been To According To Foursquare

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    Over the weekend I made another map. While I don’t think for one moment this one will be as wildly popular as my last map was, this one is just as satisfying and a whole lot more personal. At 8.01 PM on the 11th. of October 2009 I checked into Sushi Tomi in Mountain View,… Read more »

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    Literally A Map Of Riches

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    Most maps are pointers to something; from today’s turn-by-turn voice guided navigation to the “X marks the spot” treasure maps of legend. This map however, is not a pointer to riches, instead it’s made of riches. A large-scale, unique and intricate portrait of our Earth – a planet which is surely a jewel of the… Read more »

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    Gravity Sucks But It Sucks Variably (Also Available As A Map)

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    As children we all learn the hard way that gravity sucks though a succession of scraped and bruised knees and elbows. We probably also learned in physics lessons that there’s the gravitational constant, denoted by a capital G. But what I certainly didn’t learn was that while gravity sucks, it doesn’t suck consistently. In fact,… Read more »

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    Mapping Meteor Strikes; There’s A Lot More Than You’d Think

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    Last week’s 10,00 ton and 55 feet’s worth of meteor that exploded over and hit the Russian city of Chelyabinsk in the Urals made several thoughts go through my mind. In this order. I feel for the 1200 people who were hurt and injured Thank goodness it didn’t happen where I live With all the… Read more »

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    RIP FireEagle. You Shall Share Location No More

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    Back in 2010, when I left Yahoo! to go and join Nokia, I wrote some words that at the time seemed full of hope for the future of the Geotechnologies group I’d left. I’ll continue to use my core set of Yahoo! products, tools and APIs … YQL, Placemaker, GeoPlanet, WOEIDs, YUI, Flickr and Delicious…. Read more »

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    The Ubiquitous Digital Map (Abridged)

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    A lot of great conferences in the UK happen in London. But not all great conferences. For some, you have to travel a little further afield. Maybe to East Anglia. Or more specifically to Norwich, the county town of Norfolk. If you were in Norwich last week, you might have noticed that SyncConf was taking… Read more »

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    There’s More Underneath London Than Just Trains

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    Oh yes, look. Gary’s written yet another post about a map of the London Tube system that he likes. Yawn. Time to move on. But wait … this may look like a map of the London Underground but it’s not. Now I may have been guilty of wearing my heart on my sleeve slightly too… Read more »