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Things that go bump in the night

Things that go bump in the night

Posted on 17 May 2010 in loin | 1 comment

Things that go bump in the night Late last year I found it really interesting reading Martin Daly’s ‘Higher Education’ series of posts. Here was a real story about about a real project – which had a real resonance with me. As one large project draws to a close, and inspired by Martin’s posts I […]

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ESRI Developer Summit 2010. Done.

Posted on 29 Mar 2010 in loin | 1 comment

ESRI Developer Summit 2010. Done. I’m back from Palm Springs, and wanted to reflect on this years ESRI Developer Summit. In summary I had a really great week, meeting old and new friends and experiencing what is a really good conference. It’s a long way to go, but definately worth it especially given the nature […]

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In the world of Open Data the map is king

Posted on 14 Mar 2010 in loin | 0 comments

I was in the Gold Coast last week listening to the map daddy talk about GeoDesign.  I’m not alone in my doubts on this one  - to be honest it sounds like the ‘new and improved’ badge  I find on my washing powder. Anyway the other rather surprising thing I heard in JD’s plenary was about the […]

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Why FOSS4G 2009 is a bobby dazzler

Posted on 22 Oct 2009 in loin | 2 comments

This is my first very brief post from FOSS4G 2009 so far it’s been too busy and too good to spend time posting.  However I just watched this and felt all warm – this is choice kiwi geo goodness.

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It Ain’t Model Railway

Posted on 23 Jul 2009 in loin | 0 comments

There isn’t long before FOSS4G 2009 early bird registration closes, so I thought I’d put down my top 5 reasons to attend. Warning these are just my reasons so you may not share them…… 1. CHOICE You have more and more choice on what software you use, proprietary or otherwise, you will be confronted with […]

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