Posts Tagged: code

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    The Challenge Of Open

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    One of the great things about the combination of maps, geo, location and London is that roughly once a month there’s some kind of meetup happening in the city on these themes. One of the longer running players in this space is the Geospatial Specialist Group of the British Computer Society which is being relaunched and reinvigorated as the Location Information SG. Earlier this week I gave a talk, but what to talk about?

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    Customising WordPress Without Modifying Core, Theme Or Plugin Files

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    A standard WordPress install is incredibly powerful and flexible. For a lot of people, WordPress out of the box plus one of the stock WordPress themes is enough. But the possibilities for customization are endless; you can add plugins and other themes. Sometimes these do just what you want. Sometimes you need to … tweak WordPress.

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    How A Map Can Go Viral (In 8 Simple Steps)

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    Back in February of this year, at the height of the madness that was the Vaguely Rude Places Map, Ed Freyfogle from London’s #geomob meetup got in touch and asked me to come and tell the story behind the map. This is that story.

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    Map Push Pins vs. Dots? Google Map Engine vs. Dotspotting?

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    Yesterday, Google launched their Maps Engine Lite beta; a way of quickly and easily visualising small scale geographic data sets on (unsurprisingly) a Google map. The service allows you to upload a CSV file containing geographic information and style the resulting map with the data added to it. I thought I’d give it a try…. Read more »

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    Countries That Cry; Countries That Don’t (100% Mercator Free)

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    March the 5th 2013 marked the 501st birthday of Gerardus Mercator, whose map projection appears on virtually every web map you’ll find on the interwebs today. It appears he’s none too happy about the lack of royalties on this and so I felt compelled to use a projection for my next map which wasn’t Mercator’s…. Read more »

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    The Great British Map; Or Great Britain vs. The United Kingdom vs. The British Isles

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    Last night I made another map. It tries to answer some of more perplexing and confusing facets of the geography surrounding the world’s 9th largest island. I mean of course Great Britain. No, wait. I mean the United Kingdom. No, wait. I mean Britain. Or do I mean England? See, it’s confusing. So if the… Read more »

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    You Were Here; Mapping The Places I’ve Been To According To Foursquare

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    Over the weekend I made another map. While I don’t think for one moment this one will be as wildly popular as my last map was, this one is just as satisfying and a whole lot more personal. At 8.01 PM on the 11th. of October 2009 I checked into Sushi Tomi in Mountain View,… Read more »

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    The Internet Seems To Like The Combination Of Maps And Innuendo

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    Oh people of the interwebs; you are indeed a wondrous thing. If you build something and put it up on the internet, you’ve no expectation that anyone will see it, let alone look at it. But it appears that the combination of innuendo and some vaguely sounding rude place names (actually with some very rude… Read more »

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    Ooh That Sounds Rude; Mapping British Innuendo

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    No-one can really define what being British is, though many have tried. One thing that lots of people do seem to agree on is that part of being British is a love for and an appreciation of the British sense of humour. This can be roughly and with a sweeping generalisation said to consist of… Read more »

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    Foursquare Checkins, Maps And WordPress; Now With MOAR Maps

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    If you’re an avid Foursquare user you can already display your last checkin, visualised on a map, in the sidebar of your WordPress powered site with the WP Quadratum plugin. Foursquare, checkins and maps … what more could you ask for? Maybe the answer is more maps. Version 1.1 of the WP Quadratum plugin, which… Read more »