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Where the Topo section provides a factual account of events, recording how things were done, in locations and the people involved, this section, the "Observations" pages aim to reflect a few thoughts on those and as much contemporary events.

Data - observations

Data: from paper ... to the data deluge!

When I joined Ordnance Survey in 1969 there was not even a whiff of data around apart from the finance department and as regards maps perhaps in a few select university labs. Organisations were only just getting to grips with computers to pay salaries and then manage wider accounting needs. When I left in 2011 - data was the lifeblood of the organisation.

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