Something for nothing? Open Source, Ordnance Survey OpenData and the benefits to you.

The recent announcement of OpenData from the Ordnance Survey has generated a lot of interest within the Environmental industry, here I will try to explain some of the key benefits of using both Ordnance Survey OpenData and Open Source software together and how commercial software providers can use these new developments and opportunities to offer more cost effective solutions to their [...]

Environment Agency Release New Aquifer Classification

A long-awaited new classification of aquifer vulnerability for England and Wales has finally been launched this week, which directly affects the work undertaken in the field of land contamination assessment. This new classification system supersedes the aquifer class in the EA’s older Groundwater Vulnerability, effective from the 1st April 2010. Currently, the new maps are [...]

Environmental office conference

“I have travelled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won’t last out the year.” (Editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957.)

Riding high in the all time list of poor predictions that (sandwiched neatly [...]