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Gary Gale
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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.
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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New writing: Crowdsourcing Cartography Critiquing - http://vtny.org/o7

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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 

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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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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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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

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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"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

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New writing: An independent map for independent people - http://vtny.org/o3

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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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