Posts Tagged: teddington

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    Mapniture

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    You’re a fully fledged map geek and cartography nerd. Your house is plastered with maps. You even have your map room as a place on Foursquare. What could you possibly add to your household?

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    I Am Not At State Of The Map 2013 But There Is A Viral Map

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    Today is the 7th. of Maptember 2013 and that means I should be in Birmingham for the OpenStreetMap State Of The Map conference. But I’m not; I’m still at home in the suburbs of South West London. But I will still be appearing at SOTM. Virtually.

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    Bad Cartography – Stansted, Essex (Airport) vs. Stansted, Kent (Not An Airport)

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    If there’s one thing that stands out more than a map that says “you are here”, it’s a map that says “you are here” and seems to get the map wrong.

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    The Rise And Fall Of Empires. On A Map Of Course

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    One of the things we loose in today’s up to date maps on the web and on our mobiles is how things used to be; the temporal problem of digital maps for want of a better phrase. It’s not that there’s no data on the past, it just doesn’t surface very often.

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    Your Coffee And You

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    And now for something completely different; a post which has only the most tenuous of a link to maps. Instead and because it’s Friday, this post concentrates on my second favourite obsession after maps. That can only be the dark brown, almost black, water of life we know as coffee.

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    Just Because You Can Put Things On A Map Doesn’t Always Mean You Should Allow Anyone To Put Things On A Map

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    Crowd sourcing data is a laudable approach. Crowd sourcing data and putting it one a map seems like a good idea. Crowd sourcing data and putting it on a map without any verification or checks? You might not end up with what you originally intended.

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    Mapping Posh London vs. Hipster London

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    If you live in a city for any period of time, you form a mental image of what quantifies certain areas or neighbourhoods. If someone mentions, say, posh London, I instantly think of the area around Mayfair and Knightsbridge. But you could put this personal and biased view on a map?

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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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    Less A Map Of Vinland, More A Map Of Fakeland

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    Some uses of maps have remained relatively unchanged through the ages. We still use them to find out where we are and how to get somewhere else. Governments still use them to say “this is mine, that is yours”. But as our planet has now been pretty comprehensively mapped, we don’t use them to say “I got here first” that much anymore.

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    Test Drive The New Google Maps Preview; With A Little Bit Of Cookie Hacking

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    There’s a new version of Google Maps for the web but so far it’s not for everyone. You need to request an invite and not everyone gets one of those it seems. But if you’re impatient or curious and don’t mind a tiny amount of technical hackery you can get to test drive the new version without the need to be one of those blessed with a preview invite.