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Ozri 2013: Trends and Clusters


In geography, the way we map our results (using colours, class breaks, symbology etc.) can change the message that our map communicates. Consumers also interpret maps subjectively; perceiving patterns in maps that may or may not exist. Inappropriate decisions can sometimes be made as a result. At Ozri 2013, Ebony and I presented several techniques to minimise subjectivity in the presentation of spatial information.

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Technology from 2010 and What’s Next

2010… where did that go?  The year has seen the release of a major version of ArcGIS, and some technology trends maturing to a point that makes them key to an organisation’s strategy in 2011 and beyond.  But first, let’s discuss ArcGIS 10. Continue reading

Technology Directions – Plenary

At the up and coming Technology Directions, we are going to be looking at 4 key areas of ArcGIS and the new 10 release;

–          What are the technology trends, current and emerging that affect us all

–          What are the patterns of use, when using GIS and Spatial Information

–          How does the ArcGIS 10 system enable you to take advantage of those trends and patterns of use, and

–          What are the things to think about in terms of using ArcGIS 10 in your organisation

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Facebook turns Placebook

Exciting news for Facebookers. It seems the importance of “where” has finally been realised on the world’s biggest social media platform. Geography has made it to the big time. Real-time location updates are now part of Facebook!!!

Facebook has announced that their new application, aptly called Facebook Places, will allow users who are carrying their smartphones to be able to “check in” to real-world locations such as pubs, parks and concerts.

“What’s on your mind” is no longer the only question Facebook will ask its 500 million active users. Now, it will ask “Where are you?” so users can let their “friends” know their location.

This means that Facebook’s 500 million users will be actively pushed to consider their location and be able to update the world on where they are at any given time. Continue reading