Daily Archives: September 7, 2007

AGI 2007 Sold Out

Would it work? Could we get 200 or even 300 delegates to a residential conference in beautiful Stratford on Avon? Would people miss the basement of Chelsea football Club? (You can guess my response to that one) With 420 delegates registered for the first day of the conference and over 400 for the second (there are a handful of passes left for Day 2) the answer is clearly that we have a willing and enthusiastic […]

Transliteration – a challenge for data providers, geocoders and mapping portals

Transliterate – verb (transliterated, transliterating) “to replace (the characters of a word, name, text, etc) with the nearest equivalent characters of another alphabet.” – Source Chambers Online I have just got back from a holiday in Tel Aviv. To my dismay I discovered that none of the big mapping portals (GYM etc) have any decent coverage for Israel. Initially, I thought that might be because of the lack of availability of street level data but […]