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Keep up to date

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How to consume news/information? If you are not on the first page of a Google search you are effectively nowhere; perhaps if you are not in the first three search results you don’t stand much chance of getting viewed. This presents a problem of trust; we have to trust that the Google search algorithms are… Read More »Keep up to date

Have loads of bad ideas

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Have you ever been given the advice to have loads of bad ideas before? It might sound ludicrous but it stands to reason that working through any idea that comes to mind, even something that seems crazy, and getting it down on paper, could lead to something that actually makes sense. This week I gave… Read More »Have loads of bad ideas

The importance of Geography

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I heard on the radio this week that over 8 out of 10 British people do not know where Edinburgh is. Stop and think about that for a second. I went looking the following day for the source of this information and it was from a survey done by the Ordnance Survey for national map… Read More »The importance of Geography

Reaching everyone with maps

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I watched a video this week, a presentation given by Brian Boulmay of BP: It is well worth watching, he talks about BP’s One Map Platform. He wants to reach the whole community within his organisation with a map. There is an interesting quote mid-way through (I have paraphrased slightly below) “We queried all desktops… Read More »Reaching everyone with maps

Rapid Geospatial Skill Acquisition

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This summer I have been reading “The first 20 hours – how to learn anything fast” by Josh Kaufman https://first20hours.com/. Kaufman references Dr. K. Anders Ericsson of Florida State university – his rule of 10,000 hours to achieve expert-level performance. This has been famously discussed in Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Outliers”, but he has qualified it.… Read More »Rapid Geospatial Skill Acquisition