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Gary Gale
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New writing: Crowdsourcing Cartography Critiquing - http://vtny.org/o7
Even if you're not a cartographer, when you first see a map there's almost always a gut feel for whether you like a map or whether you don't. Critiquing a map is a deeply subjective thing. You may ...
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I'll be talking about when mapping the world isn't enough and +what3words tomorrow at 3.00 PM GMT+1 with +TechChange  Mapping for Social Good - https://www.techchange.org/online-courses/tc141-mapping-for-international-development/
Technology for mapmaking is redefining international development. In this four-week online course, users will learn from leading experts how to leverage open data in OpenStreetMap, make beautiful maps in MapBox, map a crisis in Ushahidi, and manage projects with Palantir and Tomnod.
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Know Java & UNIX? Want to work for London's hottest company, giving everyone, everything, everywhere an address? We're hiring; see http://w3w.co/jobs
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Your new job is in Colombia⁈  And I thought Berlin was a long commute…
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Yesterday, despite being terminally hung over, I discovered that if I do "$ brew uninstall gdal; brew install gdal --with-postgresql" I can then slurp all of Natural Earth Data's vectors straight into PostGIS without faffing around with trying to interpret Shapefiles or converting into GeoJSON. This made me happy #geekingout
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New writing: An independent map for independent people - http://vtny.org/o3
Imagine for a moment you're in the city you live in; you know it like the back of your hand and yet you know there's shops, businesses or services nearby that you haven't yet come across. Or maybe ...
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According to this #map, the UK is entirely Irn-Bru. I beg to differ - http://imgur.com/WSK2X6l
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No idea what you mean!
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From whereonearth to who's-on-first; Aaron Cope and Mapzen launches their gazetteer (with added WOEIDs too) - http://vtny.org/o6 
Mapzen is building a gazetteer of places. Not quite all the places in the world but a whole lot of them and, we hope, the kinds of places that we mostly shar...
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Coffee or tea? Mac or PC? ESRIUC or FOSS4G? ArcGIS or QGIS? My answers to these and 6 other rapid fire geo-geek questions are at +GISuser  - http://vtny.org/o5
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This is currently going berserk all over Twitter so I can probably talk about this publicly now. My consulting at Ordnance Survey is coming to an end and the next adventure is ... as the CTO of +what3words - http://what3words.pr.co/105840-what3words-addresses-growth-by-hiring-leading-uk-geocoding-expert-as-new-chief-technology-officer
9 July 2015, LONDON, UK – Gary Gale, the British geocoding expert and former Director of Places at HERE, has joined the innovative global addressing company what3words as Chief Technology Officer. The boost to what3words’ management team comes as the company enters a new phase of global growth. Gale joins what3words from the Ordnance Survey, the UK’s national mapping agency, where he was Head of APIs.  “As our business and consumer base i...
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... way to go Gary!
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"Last of the unmapped world" is in the latest edition of British Airways​' Highlife magazine and includes a contribution from me, which is nice - http://vtny.org/o4
Lena Corner joins Google trekkers in Jordan to map the ancient city of Petra, exclusively for High Life
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Bringing a little bit of #geohipster to the Ministry of Maps this morning - https://flic.kr/p/ujYBav
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New Writing: Musing on the future of maps at GeoBusiness 2015 - http://vtny.org/o2
The geo industry has always been a fairly vaguely and nebulously defined industry and it takes a brave conference organiser to try and cover everything that's geo related in a single conference. Bu...
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Map Geek
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  • what3words
    CTO, 7 - present
  • Ordnance Survey
    Head of APIs, 7 - 7
  • Lokku
    Geotechnologist in Residence, 1 - 7
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Husband, Father, map geek, coffee addict, Sci-fi fan, UNIX and Mac user and in my day job I'm CTO of what3words.
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