Author: crispin

Digital, GIality, Planning, VentusAR

DECC Updates Community Engagement and Benefit Guidance for Onshore Wind


Earlier this week (7 October 2014) the UK Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC) published updated guidance for engagement in planning and development for onshore wind. Aimed at communities, local authorities and developers, the documents are forwarded by The Rt Hon Edward Davey (Ed) who says the opportunity to develop onshore wind and benefits

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Business Development, VentusAR

Terveisiä Suomi (Greetings from Finland)


This week saw Linknode embark on an exploratory trade mission to Finland, supported by Scottish Development International (SDI) and Panliska / ScotWindFin (http://www.panliska.com/), accompanied by Stephen Fox. As a first-time visitor to the country having a local coordinator ensured that we got the maximum benefit, with seven meetings in just three-days total time out of

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Business Development

Fun and Games


As the Commonwealth Games roll into Glasgow there are a lot of changes at the Linknode offices. It is time for an update on what is happening outwith VentusAR app news. Internally, we have welcomed Calum McRae to the team in the Sales and Business Development role. Calum has been meeting customers, preparing meetings and

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Conferences and Exhibitions, GIality, VentusAR

AGI SmeSpire Awards


AGI Award In late 2013 Linknode were delighted to receive the SmeSpire “INSPIRE for SMEs” AGI Award. The award is designed to reward and encourage SMEs in the Geographic Information sphere for engaging with and taking advantage of INSPIRE implementation.  Linknode’s production of the VentusAR app solution is dependent on elevation and mapping data published

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Conferences and Exhibitions, GIality, HistoryLens, VentusAR

I Would Go 5000 Miles


Conference Roundup With the end of the Autumn conference and exhibition season approaching Linknode staff have travelled a cumulative total of 5000 miles across the UK recently. From Liverpool to Cardiff and Birmingham to York, here are some of the highlights: RenewableUK (Birmingham) The RenewableUK exhibition and show at the NEC is one of the

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Business Development

Location, Location, Location


Glasgow Today, Monday 14 October 2013, marks another milestone for Linknode as we leave our office in Stirling and move to new business premises in Glasgow. Our address at inovo is just a couple of minutes’ walk from the heart of the city, George Square and all the major urban transport links. This is a

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Business Development

The Power of One: Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe


International Markets In his book “Digital Disruption”, James McQuivey talks about the new Power of One. He argues that historically the “power of the industrial economy was achieved by scale” – business economics growing proportionally to the number of employees. However, he now proposes that “it is no longer true that size of company matters”

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Conferences and Exhibitions, GIality

AGI and FOSS4G 2013


Geospatial Conference Season September, or Maptember as it was termed this month, was open season for geospatial conferences – and in more ways than one. Earlier, the Open Street Map ‘State of the Map’ was held in Birmingham and there were at least 10 other events nationally. For Linknode it was a return to Nottingham

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Conferences and Exhibitions

Climate 2020 Group Lecture


2020 Climate Group Lecture Series Last Wednesday evening, one of the last warm September evenings, I attended second of Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group lecture programmes at St. Paul’s and St. George’s Church in Edinburgh presented by Samantha Barber and Dave Gorman. Stephen Belcher, Head of the Met Office Hadley Centre spoke first with the facts

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Business Development, GIality, HistoryLens, VentusAR

Ian Marchant Joins Linknode as NXD


Announcement of Non-Executive Director Linknode are delighted to welcome Ian Marchant, one of the UK energy sector’s leading figures, to the company. Ian, who joins us as a Non-Executive director, was Chief Executive of SSE, one of the UK’s leading utility companies and Scotland’s largest industrial organisation for over ten years. He stepped down from

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