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Maptember – what’s all this about?

You have most probably heard of Movember, which is when chaps around the World grow moustaches to raise money and awareness for testicular cancer.  Well this year September is officially “Maptember” in the UK. Why Maptember?  Well, this September the … Continue reading

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Geospatial API’s and other tools for developers

Since the release of Open data back in 2010, and through the rise of mobiles and the App, the use of spatial data by developers has increased significantly.  Spatial data is no longer the preserve of the geospatial scientists, it … Continue reading

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Social Networks and Personal Digital Archives – it’s up to you.

Gary Gale, Director of Places at Nokia, was a keenly anticipated speaker on this years EEO-AGI seminar series.  Gary has many years experience in the world of tech and GIS having worked for Yahoo for many years before switching to … Continue reading

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As Hurricane Sandy batters the Eastern Seaboard

Hurricane Sandy is currently doing it’s best, or worst, to disrupt Halloween  on the Eastern Seaboard of the USA.   Sandy is a vast storm, currently a swirling mass some 800km across and is trundling north up the coast.  Importantly, … Continue reading

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2012 FOSS4G-CEE Conference

Long time no post. Well the best things come to those that wait and today we have a guest blog from fellow EDINA Geodata team member James Crone. James attended the recent FOSS4G-CEE Conference which was held at the Faculty … Continue reading

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GISRUK 2012 – Thursday

The second part of GoGeo’s review of GISRUK 2012 covers Thursday. If you want to find out what happened on Wednesday, please read this post.  Thusrday saw a full programme of talks split between two parallel sessions.  I chose to go … Continue reading

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GISRUK 2012 – Wednesday

GISRUK 2012 was held in Lancaster, hosted by Lancaster University. The conference aimed to cover a broad range of subjects including Environmental Geoinformatics, Open GIS, Social GIS, Landscape Visibility and Visualisation and Remote Sensing. In addition to the traditional format, this years … Continue reading

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Satellites monitor impact of climate change on ecosystems

If you are interested in ecosystems and conservation and how remote sensing can be used as a monitoring tool then you might be interested to read a paper published today in Ecological Indicators. Tracking the effect of climate change on … Continue reading

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Whats in a name?

An interesting post that I spotted on the Strange Maps blog.   The article looks at placenames in a metropolitan (built up) environment.  Quite often, unlike in rural areas, there is no clear demarcation between different areas. So how do you know when you … Continue reading

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New NLS website – Great Britain, Ten Mile to One Inch Planning Maps series, 1944-1960

We are very lucky to have persuaded Christopher Fleet of the National Library of Scotland to write a guest blog for us…… The National Library of Scotland has just released a new website, allowing georeferenced thematic maps of Great Britain … Continue reading

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