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Map Design Walls

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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‘The Business’

Posted on 17 Jan 2011 in flank | 0 comments

Picture yourself. You’re in a workshop trying to figure out exactly what it is your customer wants you to do and then you hear this line: “That’s for the business to decide…” Suddenly your heart sinks. You’ve been here before haven’t you? You’re familiar with ‘The Business’ – it’s that amorphous beast where all decisions […]

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Mashing Darling

Posted on 07 Oct 2009 in flank | 1 comment

Mashing up….that’s so 2006 darling….this year you have to be doing it ‘in the cloud’ . The Government 2.0 Taskforce (think pulled up socks, a sprinkling of  ’2.0′ magic and a whole bunch of semi automatics) are going all mashup on us – watch out!! The thinking behind this borrows a great deal from a […]

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The geography of Football (real football)

Posted on 16 Aug 2009 in flank | 1 comment

Yesterday my team got off to a flying start to the new season with a great result away at Bolton. Whilst reading the reports on the game I came across this interesting map which shows the geographical origin of Premier League players. In the past 20 years the face of the premier league has changed […]

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The Sensor Web

Posted on 09 Aug 2009 in flank | 0 comments

The deadline for the CCIP is approaching and I’ve been lurking on the announcement list and was really interested in this great little application which provides sensor data via Sensor Observation Services. I think the reason that I like this site so much is that it paints a really clear picture of sensor web enablement, […]

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