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Tube Station Walk times
Some MA Students at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design have generated a "walk-time" map between stations on the London Underground. A nice little project and, as they state, nearly all stations are less than 10 minutes apart which makes it easier to walk.

posted on: Tue, 27 Feb 2007 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

Virtual Earth license NextMap
An interesting news item this week shows that Microsoft has licensed Intermaps NextMap Great Britain for Virtual Earth. I have used NextMap quite a lot in my research and also look at the quality of the product (Geomorphology paper) and, nationally, its currently the best DEM around. So its quite interesting (and exciting!) that such a product can find its way into everyday used.

posted on: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

Demise of the AGI Exhibition
Well it had been on the cards since the the AGI took over the exhibition from CMP after the 2003 show at Earls Court, but now its "official"....

posted on: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

Sat Nav .... Again
Thankfully there are others out there that believe that there really is very little place for sat nav in this world (see earlier blog). Maybe just interstellar travel.... As has been quite widely reported (and first in The Daily Mail), the sleepy village of Exton, Hampshire, is the first in the country to have a "Do not follow sat nav" sign. It could equally have read "Use your brain and save your wallet: buy a map".

posted on: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

Is a degree really worth it?
Another open day and another good article by Mike Baker on the price of a university degree. He notes the relief from the government with an increase in UCAS applications even after the introduction of top-up fees....

posted on: Sat, 17 Feb 2007 | path: /teaching | permanent link to this entry

Relative Values
We all know that inflation increases the actual cost of a product over time, whilst the relative cost (to, for example, earnings) remains the same....

posted on: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 | path: /fun | permanent link to this entry

Blosxom: the zen of blogging!
Those interest in the IT side of blogging will have noticed I use Blosxom for my blog. This is a remarkably lightweight (in size)...

posted on: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 | path: /computing | permanent link to this entry

CD Ripping
I have been extending my mp3 collection of late by ripping some more of my 400 odd CDs. I should say that I buy all the music I am interested in as albums (CDs) and subsequently rip them for listening too; I'm not a fan of illegal copying (or, for that matter, Orwellian DRM schemes dreampt up by money grabbing music executives....

posted on: Mon, 05 Feb 2007 | path: /computing | permanent link to this entry

Microformats: the spatial web for human reading
Following on the theme of Neogeography, it is worth pointing out that great strides have been made amongst non-GIS folk in the realms of Web2....

posted on: Sun, 04 Feb 2007 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

Train Ticket Price Increases
There seems to have been much written on the recent train ticket price increases. Whilst some fares remain protected (to an extent), others do not....

posted on: Sat, 03 Feb 2007 | path: /meetings | permanent link to this entry

Portable MapServer
I co-convene (with my new colleague James O'Brien) a third year module on Internet GIS. In it we cover some of the broad technical and cartographic issues relating to web map servers, both lightweight, client-side solutions such as WorldKit, and server-side software such as ArcIMS and MapServer....

posted on: Thu, 01 Feb 2007 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry