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Worldnames

The UCL’s world family name mapping website (www.publicprofiler.org/worldnames) uses many new and up to date sources to tell you where in the world people with your family name are found. Additionally, this provides lots of interesting facts and figures about …

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World Transport Links and US Climate from The National Geographic over a Century ago

Following my previous post I have been digging around archive.org for interesting spatial/ geographical related resources. A search for “geographic” yielded a number of back issues of the National Geographic Magazine. They date back as far as 1888 and contain some great images and maps. There are some real gems to be had, such as …

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Automated Cartography: The urban expansion of Lansing

I hadn’t seen this video before. It demonstrates one of the earliest attempts at automated cartography for the display of time with spatial data. Truly ground breaking,  the video shows the urban growth of Lansing at 5 yearly intervals from between 1850 and 1965 and was produced by Allan Schmidt at the Michigan State University Urban …

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‘Compactness’ in Zoning: the circle as the ideal.

I saw a thought provoking presentation recently, given by Wenwen Li of the University of California Santa Barbara, the talk was a wide ranging insight into Cyber Infrastructure, its uses for geospatial information, and some of the computational techniques that underpinned the project. One element of the project involved zone design for the greater Los […]

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PhD Studentship – How interaction design and mobile mapping influence participation in Citizen Science?

Geographic and scientific information created by amateur citizens, represents a shift from authoritative data towards information generated by the general public through collaboration.   The increasing emergence of such data has been brought about by the advent of Web 2.0 technologies, and mirrors other information sharing activities such as Wikipedia and Flickr.  Such activity has also […]

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Augmented Reality Presentation- HP

Every year MacWorld gets a lot of attention from the Media and the public. I think the reason is not only Apple’s new creative products but also Steve Jobs’s genius presentation.
Steve Jobs is a recognised master of presentation, and it seems that remarkable presentation skills are becomeing one of most important talents to be a IT company’s CEO.

This video clip was recorded “A New HP World” in Shanghai, China.
Paul Donovan, who is HP’s vice president for the Asia-Pacific, gave a presentation that uses augmented reality. I have seen several presentations which use augmented reality. I think this presentation one of the decent presentations that uses augmented reality.

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Augmented Reality Presentation- HP

Every year MacWorld gets a lot of attention from the Media and the public. I think the reason is not only Apple’s new creative products but also Steve Jobs’s genius presentation.
Steve Jobs is a recognised master of presentation, and it seems that remarkable presentation skills are becomeing one of most important talents to be a IT company’s CEO.

This video clip was recorded “A New HP World” in Shanghai, China.
Paul Donovan, who is HP’s vice president for the Asia-Pacific, gave a presentation that uses augmented reality. I have seen several presentations which use augmented reality. I think this presentation one of the decent presentations that uses augmented reality.

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ESRI (UK) Case Study

Buried deep in the ESRI (UK) website is a case study I helped put together showcasing some of the ways we use GIS (specifically ESRI products) within UCL Department of Geography and Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis. ESRI (UK) co-sponsor my PhD research and I have had a very positive and productive relationship with the company. I …

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