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Google Earth and geology
During one of the lunch sessions at DMT the question of using Google Earth to make geological data easily viewable and more accessible was raised....

posted on: Fri, 25 May 2007 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

DMT Meeting and themes
So the reason for going to the US was to attend DMT07 which is principally aimed at geologists and cartographers from state geological surveys, although this year there were representatives from the UK, Czechoslovakia and Japan....

posted on: Thu, 24 May 2007 | path: /meetings | permanent link to this entry

Long live the Car
Well if the Chinese are wedded to their phones, then the Americans are wedded to their cars. I had forgotten just how much space there is in American cities, and Columbia is no different....

posted on: Sun, 20 May 2007 | path: /meetings | permanent link to this entry

Mistaken Identity
I'm actually presenting at Digital Mapping Techniques this week, hence the flight out of Gatwick, via Philadelphia, to Columbia (South Carolina)....

posted on: Sun, 20 May 2007 | path: /meetings | permanent link to this entry

(Not so) Upper Crust
Pondering what to do at Gatwick airport whilst waiting to fly out, what better than to sit down and ponder life over a pleasant coffee....

posted on: Sat, 19 May 2007 | path: /coffee | permanent link to this entry

How popular is your journal article?
Well it's a good question and something many authors want to know. ScienceDirect, one of the largest distributors of online journals, now has a site dedicated to listing article downloads....

posted on: Wed, 16 May 2007 | path: /publications | permanent link to this entry

Flash Virtual Globe
Those of you who read this blog will know that I use WorldKit at the Journal of Maps to display locations where we have published material. Its lightweight, functional and ideal for a simple web map client. Well Poly9 have upped the ante in this area with a preview release of their Flash Virtual Earth client. Not surprisingly it mimics the way Google Earth works, but does it in Flash Player. And it does it all very nicely, so definitely one to watch.

posted on: Mon, 14 May 2007 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

Whats the best way to get from London (UK) to New York (USA) 2?
Swim the bloody Atlantic Ocean!! All 3,462 miles of it!! I love these Google people, they really have a sense of humour. What's funny though, is that you don't have to swim the channel first (Dover to Boulogne), then go across to Le Havre and swim the Atlantic. Funny that you then land at Boston. Must be the best places for swimmers!

posted on: Thu, 10 May 2007 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

Whats the best way to get from London (UK) to New York (USA)?
This has been doing the rounds recently, so I thought I would share (came from my brother actually): 1. Go to http://www.google.co.uk 2. Click on "Maps" 3. Click on "get directions" 4. Type " New York " in the first box (the "from" box) 5. Type " London " in the second box (the "to" box) 6. Hit "get directions" 7. Scroll down to step #24 And what does it tell you to do? Well, read the Next Post!!

posted on: Thu, 10 May 2007 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

E.S.R.I.: What does it really stand for?
Well, its time for everyone else to have their say now. As a highly frustrated ArcGIS user at the moment, I think we need some alternative definitions for E.S.R.I. I'll kick off, so maybe: early system retirement inevitable expensive, second rate investment every sucker runs it OK, so I'm not very good at this. Anyone else?

posted on: Tue, 08 May 2007 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

Marking Presentations
I regularly get students on my courses to give assessed presentations which they are marked upon. Whilst we are primarily interested in academic achievement, we do utilise a variety of different assessment methods, of which presenting is one....

posted on: Thu, 03 May 2007 | path: /teaching | permanent link to this entry

CLEO... Ahh, Nicole??
As an avid Firefox user I have a whole load of extensions I've installed for various purposes. I've blogged on some of then, including Sage and AllPeers amongst several....

posted on: Tue, 01 May 2007 | path: /computing | permanent link to this entry