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The maps transforming how we interact with the world 12 September 2013Last updated at 19:35 ET By Matthew Wall Business reporter, BBC News An Ordnance Survey staff member interrogates 3D aerial mapping data The modern map is no longer an unwieldy printed publication we wrestle with on some blustery peak, but digital, data-rich, and dynamic. It is transforming the way we interact with the world around us. Thanks to "big data", satellite navigation, GPS-enabled smartphones, social networking and 3D visualisation technology, maps are becoming almost unlimited in their functionality, and capable of incorporating real-time updates. "Advanced LED screen technology and smartphones equipped with projectors are going to transform the way we interact with maps," says Ian White, founder and chief executive of, a San Francisco-based geoservices provider.

hexagonal ahead CR&S presents new take on the café racer at EICMA 2015 Small Milan-based custom bike builder CR&S brought something big to its home town this week with the unveiling of the Cafédecursa cafe racer at EICMA 2015. The Cafédecursa has the same massive S&S 117 cu. in. X Wedge engine that was at the heart of the company's original Duu muscle cruiser that debuted as a prototype at EICMA in 2009. It also shares the Duu's big stainless steel backbone, which also serves as the gas tank, wheels, exhaust, brakes, and stainless steel swing arm, but gets café style handlebars and fairing, new rear lights, and an aluminum air intake.

Green Jello: Mini Terrarium & Book Giveaway The Vintage Chica inspired me with this post about gardening under glass-she has links to other blogs and to a Flikr group for terrariums. Making these made me feel quite productive; and we only made a scene in one store today! I bought the glass jars at Target, but I had a difficult time finding small plants, so I may add a few seeds. Here are closeups: My little one would only have "non scary dinosaurs" in his, so any with visible teeth were not allowed.

Gary Hamel’s Management 2.0 In my previous post, I introduced you to Drew Williams. For seven years Drew served as assistant vicar at St. Andrews, an Anglican parish in Chorleywood, England. When he arrived in 2003, Drew found a church that was big but not growing, and a congregation that was loyal but not energized. Mark Stibbe, head vicar at St. Kent youth PCC Paris Brown's tweets 'not checked' 8 April 2013Last updated at 03:49 ET Paris Brown, an apprentice with Swale Borough Council, is due to begin the PCC job in the summer Recruitment procedures may be reviewed after Britain's first youth police and crime commissioner had to apologise for her comments on Twitter. Paris Brown, 17, said she was "wildly exaggerating" in "stupid, immoral" tweets posted when she was 14, 15 and 16, before her appointment. Kent police and crime commissioner (PCC) Ann Barnes said recruiters did not check her tweets or Facebook page.

Emergency department The emergency department is often a frontline venue for the delivery of emergent medical care. Due to the unplanned nature of patient attendance, the department must provide initial treatment for a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries, some of which may be life-threatening and require immediate attention. In some countries, emergency departments have become important entry points for those without other means of access to medical care. Home Decor Inspiration: Inside Our Assistant Design Manager’s Eclectic Sanctuary Welcome to the home of our assistant design manager for soft wovens & print/color. As soon as you step inside, you’re surrounded by the most beautiful setups of items she’s collected throughout years of travel – mostly from India. Her home is a mixture of ethnic and modern.

Stephen R. Covey Choosing Not to be Angry May 4th, 2010 I was teaching the 7 Habits at a professional gathering last week when I experienced something remarkable. While I spoke about Habit 1, Be Proactive, and some of the principles for being responsible for your own life or carrying your own weather and choosing your own response, a gentleman from the audience stood up. Right […] Become a Google power searcher You may already be familiar with some shortcuts for Google Search, like using the search box as a calculator or finding local movie showtimes by typing [movies] and your zip code. But there are many more tips, tricks and tactics you can use to find exactly what you’re looking for, when you most need it. Today, we’ve opened registration for Power Searching with Google, a free, online, community-based course showcasing these techniques and how you can use them to solve everyday problems.

High winds ground Cygnus mission ... again The launch of the Orbital Sciences/ATK Cygnus CRS-4 mission to the International Space Station (ISS) has been aborted for a second time due to high ground winds. According to NASA, the 5:55 pm EST launch of the unmanned commercial cargo ship atop an Atlas V rocket was going without a hitch until high winds rose in the last half hour. After several holds, Atlas launch control scrubbed the attempt at 5:59 pm. Shortly after the order came to stand down, a launch control spokesman explained that high ground winds from the northeast could have caused the Atlas V rocket to drift into the gantry during liftoff. The launch has now been rescheduled to 5:10 pm EST Saturday. Today's scrub marks the second delay for the CRS mission, which is slated to carry 7,745 lbs (3.513 kg) of supplies and experiments to the ISS by the enhanced Cygnus spacecraft.

Light Bulb Vase – DIY Home Décor This week we’re sharing some of the blog’s greatest hits! These are some of our most loved posts by you, our amazing readers. Don’t throw away those old light bulbs just yet! I have a fun, easy DIY for you that will brighten up your home decor or workspace :) This DIY is very simple, but it requires working with glass so you definitely need to be careful! OECD – Your Better Life Index Average personal index for Germany, men, 15–24 How’s life? There is more to life than the cold numbers of GDP and economic statistics – This Index allows you to compare well-being across countries, based on 11 topics the OECD has identified as essential, in the areas of material living conditions and quality of life. Download executive summary Download the index data Learn more about the index Better Life BlogArchive

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