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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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New writing: Geo prognostications for 2015 - http://vtny.org/nO
In 2014 I made some GeoHipster predictions for the then coming year for the geo industry. As far as crystal ball gazing is concerned I didn't think I did too badly, though some people disagreed. Th...
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For the second year, my maps and geo predictions for 2015 are now live on geohipster.com - http://vtny.org/nM
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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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New writing: Undiscovering the Mountains of Kong and the Mountains of the Moon - http://vtny.org/nP
Quick, take a look at this map. There's something wrong with it. It's a map of the coast of West Africa dating from 1839. Compared with modern maps, a few things have changed. Senegambia was the Fr...
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New writing: With the demise of Google Maps Engine, what next for GME users? - http://vtny.org/nN
At the beginning of 2013 Google launched Google Maps Engine Lite, a simpler and easier to use version of their commercial Maps Engine, which was designed as a successor to Google's My Maps feature....
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New writing: How did 2014's geo predictions actually work out? - http://vtny.org/nL
In January of 2014, Atanas Entchev from GeoHipster asked me to make some predictions about where the maps, location and geo industry would go during the course of the year. That year has now passed...
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    Head of APIs, 2014 - present
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