A few years ago we had a visit from the Google Street View trike and a year later the imagery was published. Quite a lot has changed on campus since then: the Hub, under construction in Autumn 2010 is now a hive of activity; BioSciences has had a growth spurt and (more than!) a lick … Continue reading Brand new Street View imagery
It's taken exactly a year to go live but you can now see the Ormskirk campus on Google Street View. View Larger Map The Hub is now open so maybe it's time to get the trike back to take some new photos. Have an explore and leave a comment if you see anything interesting!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikenolan/5139059393/ Back in March, Google added Ormskirk - and most of the rest of the country - to Google Street View. Today we were visited by the Google Street View trike to take imagery of the Ormskirk campus. Unlike roads which are photographed using a car, private property like university campuses and Disneyland Paris are … Continue reading Street View trike on campus
A couple of weeks ago my Twitter Search alerts for "Ormskirk" picked up the following: http://www.flickr.com/photos/62172246@N00/4903871923/ I was intrigued so searched Google Maps for "topshop near ormskirk" and sure enough, not one but two mystery Topshops were marked on the map. http://www.flickr.com/photos/62172246@N00/4903870211/ Obviously this isn't the case so why are Google showing them on the map? The … Continue reading Can you tell me how to find Topshop?
Flickr recently started previewing their new photo pages. They're quite nice but it does something that's been driving me mad and I can't work out how it's doing it. It only happens in Google Chrome 5 and I've only seen it in a few places. Take a look at this screen capture of Flickr's new … Continue reading Flickr’s photo page Ajax trick
I was right – it took almost three years to arrive in Ormskirk, but this week Google launched Street View across most of the country including Ormskirk. Argleton might have been wiped off the main Google map but it’s still there in Street View as you can see in the above Street View of Argleton … Continue reading Google Street View
It seems Argleton just won’t die! Late to the game behind the Ormskirk Advertiser, Mister Roy’s visit and my post about the village some 13 months ago, the Daily Telegraph yesterday revealed the mystery of Argleton, the ‘Google’ town that only exists online. It’s a nice article with exclusive interviews from Joe Moran from LJMU … Continue reading Argleton goes national!
I mentioned Argleton a year ago, Mister Roy has walked there and even the Ormskirk Advertiser has covered the issue but soon its days may be numbered! Google has announced a new feature to allow users to report problems and suggest changes to maps. It's currently only available in the US but you can see … Continue reading The end of Argleton is nigh!
I grew up in Aughton - that's the bit stuck on the bottom of Ormskirk. I lived there for most of my life but Google wants to wipe it off the face of the planet! Okay, it probably doesn't - their motto is "Do No Evil" after all - but the power of Google has … Continue reading Google Renames Village
Google have started adding photos and Wikipedia entries to their maps. Currently only activated when using maps.google.com you can click the "More" button to activate icons showing points of interest. I was amazed by how many things are tagged but slightly disappointed that Edge Hill isn't on there yet. It will be interesting to see … Continue reading Mapping Wikipedia