A free event in Reading - introduction to our web mapping

  Carla, from our Virtual Earth team tells me that they have another free seminar coming up in March, where there’s a chance to get an overview of our web-based mapping solutions. I think this is probably going to be more useful for developers within your teams, and potentially some of the academics, but there’s…

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Windows Live - web-based services are coming...

I predict that over the next few months I’m going to spending quite a bit of time thinking about, and writing about, web-based services, and the integration between traditional desktop applications and web-based applications and services. The phrase that’s being used to describe this is “Software AND Services” – where the two integrate rather than…

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Mapping, Satellite Imagery - and your university

This is quite embarrassing – twice in one month I’m going to use the word “mashup” – which hasn’t even made it into the Cambridge dictionary yet. But perhaps you’ll forgive me once we reach the end of this item. The idea of a “mashup” is that you combine two different data sources together in…

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How can students share and backup their important documents?

This is a great question and one that I’m frequently asked.  I was talking to a friend recently who’s doing a masters in landscape architecture so you can imagine the size, variety and importance of the files she’s working with.  Sadly, her university gives her only a tiny amount of storage space on the server…

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Mash Up anybody?

I’ve been hearing all about Web 2.0 for quite a while now, and seen it increasingly used within education to reflect a change that’s happening to the web and the way that users interact with it. No sooner have I become comfortable with that idea, then along comes the concept of “Mash Ups”, which were…

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GradeMyUniversity.com - and what to grade next?

I ran into somebody at a conference recently who’d started a project (or is it a business?) which is a really neat example of the world of Web 2.0 and how users can drive information. On this website, students can record their impressions of their university across a range of criteria. It’s a very simple idea,…

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