All posts by Max Botten

Article round up – October

As usual we’ve been tweeting about the great articles we’ve read recently. Here we’ve rounded up some of our favourites from the last month for your reading pleasure. There is quite a range of topics from news on the Nobel Prize to an algorithm that can predict crime rates. The Guardian explains how mapping vulnerable …

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OSM updates improve the accuracy of maps in Iraq

OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative mapping effort that relies on crowdsourced data to create freely available, editable maps of the world. Volunteers add and edit information about transport links, buildings, points of interest, land usage and much more. We’re really excited about recent updates, especially to towns and cities across Iraq. It can be hard …

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Product spotlight: Personnel Monitor – locating employees in a crisis situation

All businesses have to mitigate against risk. When you operate in frontier markets, those risks could include civil unrest, terrorist attacks, natural disasters or major health and safety incidents. In the event of an emergency, access to accurate personnel information, including location, is critical in order to respond effectively to a rapidly developing situation. We …

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