News nybble: RiscOSM gains contour lines in time for London

RiscOSM, the mapping software from Sine Nomine that uses data derived from OpenStreetMap has gained a major new feature in time for the London Show. Towards the end of his talk at April’s Wakefield Show, Matthew Phillips mentioned that Sine Nomine were looking at adding contour lines, the data for which is now available from Ordnance Survey under an open data licence. That feature has now been added – although, being data from Ordnance Survey, that does mean it’s only for Great Britain. Upgrades to the latest version, supporting contour…

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News nybble: London Show theatre talks revealed

There is now less than a week to go until this year’s London Show – it takes place next Saturday, 28th October – and as well as the extensive line up of exhibitors, there is now a very full theatre programme. When he emailed exhibitors a week ago, ROUGOL‘s Bryan Hogan listed the main five talks, and asked if anyone would care to give short snappy talks of five to ten minutes – and it looks like that request has been answered. In alphabetical order, that line-up in full is:…

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The Long Gap is almost over – the London Show is almost upon us

So what’s in store for you lucky RISC OS users this year? The Long Gap is the period between the annual Wakefield Show, which usually takes place in April, and the London Show, which takes place a whole six months later (that’s half a year, doncher know), towards the end of October. It’s October now (and has been for a week and a day), which means the Long Gap is almost over, and the London Show is imminent – it takes place on Saturday the 28th – so it’s time…

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News nybble: London Show 2017 announced

Talk about leaving it until the last minute, that’s only 320 days away! EVERYBODY PANIC! Completing the trio of dates in 2017 for the main shows that take place in the United Kingdom, the date on which next year’s RISC OS London Show will be taking place has been announced as 28th, October, 2017. The St Giles Hotel, Feltham will once again be the venue, and while it may be a little too early to be absolutely certain who will be there (well, I will be – and you can…

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News nybble: Spot the lesser-spotted Archive at the London Show

One of the rarest species these days in the world of RISC OS is the Lesser-spotted Archive – well, more specifically, it’s new editions of the Lesser-spotted Archive. However, the London Show, which opens its doors to the public in a little over an hour from now, is expected to be the scene of a mass sighting. Jim Nagel will be bringing a hot-off-the-press new edition – volume 24, issue 2 – and subscribers attending the show will be able to collect their copy, whereas subscribers who don’t attend can…

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News nybble: RISC OS Open now ten years, four months old

And nine days! Don’t forget the nine days! RISC OS Open Ltd was officially incorporated on 20th June, 2006, so this year marks their tenth birthday, and tomorrow’s today’s London Show is the first RISC OS event for the company since that birthday. So, unsurprisingly – and just as you would expect any ten year old to do – they’ve brought attention to their birthday with an announcement on the eve of the show. (Wait! Do ten year olds post announcements online? Um, okay, perhaps not, but I’m sure you…

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News nybble: Drag ‘n Drop volume 8 issue 1 out… guess when?

Yup – tomorrow, initially available at the London Show! Christopher Dewhurst will be bringing along the newest issue of on-off-on-off-under-new-management PDF magazine Drag ‘n Drop to the London Show tomorrow, with it becoming available to purchase online after the event. Costing just £3.50 for a single issue, the magazine includes a wide range of articles, news, and type-in listings – which can also come in type-in form when purchasing via !Store. There is no news as yet on whether this issue of the magazine features any crazy page numbering fun!

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