We're currently looking at a project which involves maps of the Ormskirk campus which - if you read my 125 by 125 blog - I find quite exciting. Maps are important for lots of things the University yet we've never had very good maps. We have access to lots of them, but nothing that's quite … Continue reading Mapping the campus
In a little-read post published last Christmas Eve as part of our previous 25 days project I suggested 2010 might be the year open data became important: I don’t like to predict the future – usually because I’m wrong – but I’m going to put my neck out on one point for the coming year. … Continue reading Was 2010 the year of Open Data?
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?
I've already blogged about my own Mashed Library Liverpool talk but I promised to say something about the rest of the event, so here goes! Mandy Phillips and Owen Stephens http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikenolan/4605604625/ The day kicked off with welcome and introductions from Mandy and Owen. I'd heard bits about Mashed Library events before and I know the … Continue reading Liver and Mash
I don’t like to predict the future – usually because I’m wrong – but I’m going to put my neck out on one point for the coming year. 2010 will be the year that data becomes important. I’ve long been a believer in opening up sources of data. As far as possible, we try to … Continue reading 2010: The Year of Open Data?
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
I've always had a bit of an interest in maps - I have a bookshelf full of walking maps - and so any time when mapping and the web comes together I find it pretty cool. Take Geograph for example - a project aiming to collect photoraphs of every square kilometre of the British Isles … Continue reading Where Am I?