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Falling in love with maps…… again

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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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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Ignoring properties when serialising to Json

Posted on 06 Sep 2011 in loin | 0 comments

This afternoon I was figuring out an interface for a service and I was trying to establish a nice way of exposing an object as a Json parameter in .Net. The object I wanted to work with is a standard .Net class, however it has properties that I didn’t want to confuse the user with […]

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Forgive me Father for I have sinned.

Posted on 18 Aug 2011 in loin | 0 comments

Software products are attractive. Developing a successful software product can reap benefits. If you’re running your own business, selling services or somebody else’s products,  software of your own may well be attractive. After all, once you have the software succeeding in the market you’re more independent and potentially making a good margin once you’ve recouped your  initial development costs. If […]

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Searching Sucks

Posted on 04 Apr 2011 in loin | 1 comment

Recently I gave a quick presentation at the Melbourne Open GIS Group. The basic premise was that following my previous rant on crap maps I thought I would stick to the theme and talk about crap searching. You can check out the slides below. @manicmapper posted some images from the event here This was the first […]

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