MapBox Studio Review

Over the last two years one of favourite mapping tools has been the excellent TileMill from MapBox. TileMill has enabled us to create highly stylistic maps from custom geo-data on a number of client projects including our work with Skype on the winter X-Games Social Media Map. MapBox have been...
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Thinking of moving to the UK's most desirable places?

Yesterday whilst the rest of the UK were enjoying a rainy Bank Holiday Monday the Royal Mail were busy publishing their report into the UK's most desirable postcodes crowning Tidworth SP9 the top spot for England. Royal Mail's report was commisioned to mark the 40th anniversary of the allocation of...
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How a mapping company was born

I sometimes get asked ‘How did Earthware begin?’ I like telling the story as it shows that a successful business idea can grow out of a personal technology ‘brain fart’! Once upon a time I (Neil Osmond) was working in the pharmaceutical industry running a team of analysts in a...
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Full UK Postcodes Polygons (mostly Open Data)

OS Code-Point Open The Ordnance Survey provides the GB postcode location data as free to use Code-Point® Open which you can read about here and the exact license terms are here. Which is great, however, you’ll notice that being the GB dataset, you don’t get any of the...
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Beta testing- is your website ready?

Your brand-spanking new website is finally finished and you’re ready and raring to go-live. How can you be sure it is up to the job until it has been put to the test? The biggest defects, the ones glaring you in the face, have already been sorted out but...
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Make your own Street View

GoPano Micro A few weeks ago we dispatched a student intern to walk through Norton Common near Earthware’s office, holding a pole with an iPhone and GoPano lens attached to it. Short of being on fire, he couldn’t have drawn more attention to himself. Google Street View is...
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GPS tracking using a Trimble device

Earlier this summer we had the chance to cycle around London with an expensive, high-accuracy GPS tracker from Trimble. [caption id="attachment_753" align="aligncenter" width="124" caption="Trimble hand held GPS"][/caption] More recently, we had the chance to do something useful with the data we recorded, the result...
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Geocode your photo, video or any collection using metadata

We’ve just completed an interesting project combining mapping with photos and videos. So if you have a massive digital library of photos that you’ve scanned or taken on a camera without GPS Positioning you can now help your customers search and filter them geographically, using MetaLoc. So how...
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Transport for London's Journey Planner is now using Google Maps!

This year Earthware have been working alongside the TfL Online Team and BAE Systems Detica to create the new Transport for London Journey Planner. As of tomorrow you are able to try it out for yourself! We have been working on this very exciting project since January, creating the mapping...
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Google Maps visual refresh and UK road styling

We’re enjoying investigating the forthcoming update to Google Maps, here at Earthware. As part of understanding the consequences of the new look and feel for one of our clients, we noticed that the specific road styling for the UK seems to have been removed. Here is a picture of...
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