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Gary Gale
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When I rule the world all usability testing will be done this way - http://vtny.org/nZ
Your website should be so simple, a drunk person could use it. But you can't test that, so I'll do it for you.
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Vagamente Maleducato; The Vaguely Rude Places Map Goes International - http://vtny.org/nX
When I first made the Vaguely Rude Places Map in February of 2013 I had no idea what was going to happen. Since then it's gone viral multiple times, been the subject of three conference talks, talk...
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Hic Sunt Dracones; Why Your Map Will Never Be Finished - http://vtny.org/nU
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Remember - don't drink and derive! - http://instagram.com/p/zL1Ug-OoaL/
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"10 years of Google Maps"; is this week's Guardian​ Tech Weekly podcast, featuring me talking about Google maps, OS Maps, digital maps, indoor maps and just generally about maps - http://vtny.org/nS
Aleks Krotoski and the tech team mark a decade of Google Maps by asking where mapping technologies came from and are going in the digital age
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New writing: Say hello to Cartobot - http://vtny.org/nQ
CartoBot is a small robot who lives in the office in my loft. He accidentally achieved consciousness when his charging cable was accidentally plugged into a Raspberry PI and he started to look for ...
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Here we go again; the Vaguely Rude Places map is off again - http://vtny.org/nY
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What the London Tube map would look like if Monet painted it? - http://vtny.org/nW #maps  
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X-Clacks-Overhead and GNU Terry Pratchett - http://vtny.org/nV
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New writing: Reinventing the geocoder with just three words - http://vtny.org/nT
When I was a lot younger than I am now I learned the address of where I was growing up. More about that in a moment. First I want to mention what I didn't learn. I didn't learn that I was at TQ 232...
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Yay! My talk abstract for GEO Business Show 2015 has been accepted. Expect me to opine wildly on "what does the future of ‪#‎maps‬ look like?"
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Nice to see my own contribution to the Google Maps decade up and online.
 
[10 years ago] "Google acquired their company Where 2 Technologies - along with a second company called Keyhole developing the geospatial visualisation software that would become Google Earth - and the new team of 50 people set out building Google Maps.

[10 years later]
“The mapping war isn’t over, and it won’t ever be,” said [+Gary Gale]. “It’s all about the fight to keep the map accurate and to give it context. A map is never finished, there is always more to be done. Anyone who gives people and business what they want, making it valuable to them will win.”

For Gale, the next five years in mapping technology will be about a new generation of sensors to take over from GPS and mobile phone signal triangulation. [to bring maps offline and indoors]

The future of the digital map, however, is not actually of the map, but using the map. Projects like those created by Hanke’s own Niantic Labs are good examples.

Field Trip, for instance, uses location awareness to notify users of interesting landmarks, features and places in the real world. Another, Ingress, is a location aware game that overlays a virtual playing field on top of our towns and cities.

These are the next evolution of the map, humanising and contextualising location to make it more relevant to us."

Happy 10th +Google Maps and thank you +Gary Gale 
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  • Ordnance Survey
    Head of APIs, 2014 - present
  • Lokku
    Geotechnologist in Residence, 2014 - 2014
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Husband, Father, map geek, coffee addict, Sci-fi fan, UNIX and Mac user and in my day job I'm Director, Global Community Programs for Nokia's HERE Maps.
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Husband, Father, map geek, coffee addict, Sci-fi fan, UNIX and Mac user and in my day job I'm Director, Global Community Programs for Nokia's HERE Maps.
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