It’s old news, but yes some OS data will be released in April. This is good news as it can only drive the innovation of “geo” applications and, perhaps more importantly, drive the linked use of base mapping with other government datasets released over at data.gov.uk. Of course, the nagging problem remains postcodes…
Has a nice ring doesn’t it? Well, as of today, it formally exists, being funded by a mix of public and private monies. Good post with various erstwhile links here.
Another Microsoftie, Gary Flake, demoed Pivot at TED recently. Very nice example of the way tagging and hyperlinking on webapges can be expanded more widely to data exploration and mixing the two areas together. Very nice piece of visualization.
Mini Google Maps
Minimize Chrome to Tray
Type ahead fine
(and for academics that use BlackBoard Chrome is an absolute must. BlackBoard is a poor piece of web software at the best of times, laden with bloat. The “new” Grade Center is a fine example of this; good facilities but painful to watch loading in to Firefox and in IE… well I gave up bothering. In Chrome it loads extremely rapidly. So Chrome is the perfect companion for BlackBoard)
That’s a horrible pun! But its true.Free Our Data have a nice summary roundup of news at UKMap, most notable of which is the acceptance by Land Registry of submissions using UKMap data. That is big news. And also a growing list of clients; as Charles Arthur notes “London councils and emergency services? That’s what I think you call an inroad into OS’s market, isn’t it?”