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Ed Parsons
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duh! u think I'd notice...
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What my old boss, Michael Jones did next...Limitless Virtual Reality (VR) 
limitless. Wearality – Field of View. With the widest field of view (FOV) of any head wearable display today (150 degrees vs. standard 90-100 degrees), Wearality Sky gives users a new way to look at the world. Driven by Lockheed Martin state-of-the-art, patented, double Fresnel lens technology, ...
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Sorry Michael.. Was only implying your position in a sequence of mentors, and by far the most inspirational :-)
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Not your everyday station roof, Kings Cross a masterpiece !
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On a becalmed day it seems?
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Nice. Where have these been made? I was in Mojave last year, but they only would let me in against a lot of cash ($1000)
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Geospatial Technologist
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  • Google
    Geospatial Technologist, 2007 - present
  • Ordnance Survey
    CTO, 2001 - 2006
  • Autodesk
    GIS Applications Manager, 1997 - 2001
  • Kingston University
    Senior Lecturer, 1993 - 1998
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Google's Geographer in Residence & Part-time Aviator
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I am Google's Geospatial Technologist with responsibility for evangelising Google’s mission to organise the world’s information using geography.


Before joining Google I was the first Chief Technology Officer in the 200-year-old history of Ordnance Survey, Britain's National Mapping Agency, and was instrumental in moving the focus of the organisation from mapping to the creation of geospatial Information.


Previously I worked for Autodesk, where I was EMEA Applications Manager for the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Division.


I have a Masters degree in Applied Remote Sensing from Cranfield Institute of Technology and holds a Honorary Doctorate in Science from Kingston University, London.


I am a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and developed one of first weblogs in the Geospatial Industry at  www.edparsons.com.


I am married with two children and about 20 computers and live in South West London.

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Poor inner city hotel aimed at the business market, dated small rooms, uninspired public areas and poor wifi. Hard to recommend..
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Funky hostel with nice rooftop bar
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reviewed 4 weeks ago
As airport hotels go, this is not too bad, great location adjacent to the domestic terminals and large quite rooms. Décor a little dated now however.
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reviewed a month ago
Central business hotel, good facilities and excellent free wifi.
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Great location above the Sants station, and really interesting 2001 A space odyssey themed rooms - yes really !
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A W in name really, not up to the standard, staff are great but this does not really have the usual vibe. Still good value and a nice location.
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Usual high quality boutique style hotel, but shocking wifi quality !
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