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These are the TomTom runners (spot me if you can).


I knew I could do it, and that's exactly what I did. Just a steady pace for 16 kilometers keeping focussed and resolute. At almost exactly two o'clock I crossed the finish line, having run the whole way without stopping. That was a tremendous feeling.

05 km    0:29:06
10 km 1:00:25
15 km 1:32:20
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16 km 1:38:53 <<<

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So when I finally got home I took a nice long hot bath, and I haven't had such a nice bath like that in years.


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We've worked long and hard on the project, the many complex pieces of the puzzle are now falling nicely in place, and now the first fruits are being plucked from the tree of success.

Today Startpagina verkeer went live using the advanced HD Traffic technology. One has a good feeling that it has been a worthwhile endeavor, and to think that there is more to come makes it all even more exciting. Just wait and see what we have in store!

I'm proud to be a part of the team, that's for sure.


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I have to admit that when Garmin first came back and out bid us, I was starting to get a little nervous about the future.

Now that TomTom has beaten Garmin in battle for Tele Atlas, I feel relieved.

The future is looking pretty good.


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Discover TomTom's secret services for yourself.


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At the end of each sprint, it is important to keep the following in mind:

"When determining velocity count only finished stories, that is, stories that pass their acceptance tests. Do not count stories the team partially completed during the iteration."

It is too easy to just pretend that things are going better than they are, so the important thing is to remain realistic and just tell the truth.

Otherwise you are bound to accept a technical debt which will only add up and confuse things before you realize it. No use struggling at the last minute when it can be avoided far in advance.

Be careful, be brave, and report correct information, despite the deadlines.


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"Geocoding is the process of assigning geographic identifiers (e.g., codes or geographic coordinates expressed as latitude-longitude) to map features and other data records, such as street addresses. You can also geocode media, for example where a picture was taken, IP addresses, and anything that has a geographic component. With geographic coordinates the features can be mapped and entered into Geographic Information Systems."

from Wikipedia/Geocoding


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Here's a pretty interesting article about the history of TomTom and its amazing product portfolio.

Hey that's where I work (therefore upping the chances greatly that TomTom will be able to maintain its lucrative market advantage on the road ahead, every little bit helps that is)


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So there you are wandering around not knowing precisely where you are. Help, where am I?!

Well, thanks to modern technology there is hope. Locating your exact position so that you can conduct matters as expected, efficiently moving on like you never could have imagined, knowing the surroundings and taking advantage of the many possibilities, that's what it is all about.

This is because Web map service a.k.a. WMS comes to the rescue. Nicely said, you know where you are, that's the important thing for now.

For more detailed and interesting information, you might want to check out Ambient Findability.


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My first day at my new work went fairly well. There is much to learn and many new people to meet. My initial impressions of this fine company are more positive than I could have imagined a couple weeks ago after my first interview.

Young, dynamic, spontaneously informal, comfortably formal, ready for the challenge, let's achieve things as a team and make it happen. Energy that's can be tapped to achieve amazing goals.

The latest and greatest technology will take a while for me to become comfortable with, but slowly and surely this should be the case within a couple weeks or so.


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