Was 2010 the year of Open Data?

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. […]

Street View trike on campus

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 […]

Can you tell me how to find Topshop?

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 […]

Liver and Mash

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 […]

2010: The Year of Open Data?

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 […]