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Benford’s Law and the Administrative Geography of Great Britain

Just listened to the latest episode of the Infinite Monkey Cage, and was reminded of Benford’s Law. This states:

Benford’s Law, also called the First-Digit Law, refers to the frequency distribution of digits in many (but not all) real-life sources of data.

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Ordnance Survey

OS Mapfinder

That’s OS for Ordnance Survey, to you. It’s another map app for Android (and possibly iPhone, who knows). It is a game-changer for off-the-beaten-track navigation. 512 more words


Quick Play with Cayley Graph DB and Ordnance Survey Linked Data

Earlier this month Google announced the release of the open source graph database/triplestore Cayley. This weekend I thought I would have a quick look at it, and try some simple queries using the… 645 more words

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Ordnance Survey Prize To Be Awarded At 2013/2014 Graduation

I am pleased this year that Ordnance Survey has agreed to continue to offer the Ordnance Survey Prize for our final year students in computing. 66 more words


Not the Devil's Chair!

When is the Devil’s Chair not the Devil’s Chair? The answer is, when it’s Manstone (Or Manstone Rock). I see photographs quite often purporting to be the Devil’s Chair. 249 more words


The Ordnance Survey map addict

One of the joys of browsing in a real, rather than online, bookshop is coming across a brilliant book on a subject you’d never think of reading about. 809 more words