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OS data release in April
It's old news, but yes some OS data will be released in April. This is good news as it can only drive the innovation of "geo" applications and, perhaps more importantly, drive the linked use of base mapping with other government datasets released over at data.gov.uk. Of course, the nagging problem remains postcodes...

posted on: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

UK Space Agency
Has a nice ring doesn't it? Well, as of today, it formally exists, being funded by a mix of public and private monies. Good post with various erstwhile links here.

posted on: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 | path: /remote_sensing | permanent link to this entry

More Metro Maps
A nice blog post comparing a variety of metro maps.

posted on: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 | path: /fun | permanent link to this entry

Tim Berners Lee:on government data
Great 5 minute talk from Tim Berners-Lee on linked geodata. The driving force behind the new data.gov.uk portal, he shows some of the profound applications of geodata.

posted on: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry

Pivot
Another Microsoftie, Gary Flake, demoed Pivot at TED recently. Very nice example of the way tagging and hyperlinking on webapges can be expanded more widely to data exploration and mixing the two areas together. Very nice piece of visualization.

posted on: Mon, 15 Mar 2010 | path: /computing | permanent link to this entry

Chrome is the word
So, a year and a half after I blogged about Chrome being released I am finally making the switch from Firefox 3....

posted on: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 | path: /computing | permanent link to this entry

UKMap makes ground
That's a horrible pun! But its true.Free Our Data have a nice summary roundup of news at UKMap, most notable of which is the acceptance by Land Registry of submissions using UKMap data. That is big news. And also a growing list of clients; as Charles Arthur notes "London councils and emergency services? Thatís what I think you call an inroad into OSís market, isnít it?"

posted on: Sat, 06 Mar 2010 | path: /GIS | permanent link to this entry