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Falling in love with maps…… again

Posted on 06 May 2014 in loin | 0 comments

A wee while ago I lost my map mojo. I’m not sure where it went. The work I do is so often framed as a GIS or spatial problem, but more often than not the end solution is built around the adoption of other (non-spatial) technology and changes to processes and the way people work. In amongst […]

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Map Design Walls

Posted on 04 Apr 2013 in flank | 0 comments

I’m currently working on a large project where many of the team members have very little experience with mapping or GIS technology. It’s interesting to hear their views on how the ‘geospatial stuff’ can help create a better solution for our users and it’s a real eye opener for me to look at my own […]

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Mapping…….user scenarios

Posted on 02 Apr 2013 in loin | 2 comments

Too many web mapping applications are built on the back of requirements documents which are entirely misguided and miles away from any real user need. In the case of web mapping applications developed in traditional GIS organisations (utilities, government, engineering etc) this  ‘classic’ approach to servicing user needs is often lead by the GIS ‘Professionals’ […]

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Where the bloody hell are you?

Posted on 20 Dec 2012 in chuck | 0 comments

It’s exactly a year since I’ve posted here….where the bloody hell have I been? In mid 2011 I started to work with a small company just starting out called Geoplex. It’s a real challenge keeping a young small business going. As a company we looked at the way Geospatial services and technology was traditionally delivered […]

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Subject Matter Experts

Posted on 19 Dec 2011 in chuck | 0 comments

Sometimes on a project your team will include a Subject Matter Expert (SME). I think the general idea of these individuals is that they provide deep domain experience to members of the project team who may not really understand the space they’re working in very well – makes perfect sense. A couple of examples where […]

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My Baggage

Posted on 16 Dec 2011 in rib | 7 comments

Over the past few months I’ve been making an effort to drop my Esri baggage. I’m trying to get all Hugh Fearnley- Whittingstall on GIS – I want to start feeding my GIS needs on shit I know the provenance of, and perhaps learn how to manage it all myself too. I’d like to think […]

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