Harry Wood


Maps are fascinating to look at, but they're also deeply anchored to the real world. They represent the world I travel to work in, and the world I go on holiday to. Where technology meets the real world, that's where the fun happens, so map technology, neogeo technology, is great fun. Map licensing tends to spoil our fun, but when you follow through the reasoning it will point to one ridiculous/marvellous conclusion: We have to go out and explore! That's the idea behind OpenStreetMap.org - the free wiki world map. Since getting invoved in this project I'm in a world where every street is waiting to become a tagged data element. Every journey is a mapping opportunity. If you try contributing to OpenStreetMap, you'll see what I mean.

> Examples - of how to embed maps and other webmapping tricks

> XAPI Query Builder - Build a query to retreive tagged data from OpenStreetMap

> Bing OSM comparison - Linkable view of bing imagery / OSM with transparent slider

> Bus Route Map - A map of bus routes in London.

> Christchurch - A big map image for Christchurch, New Zealand

> Pakistan - Imagery coverage map for Pakistan

> Haiti - Maps to help with disaster relief in Haiti

> Chile - A big map image for Chile.

> Blog category 'maps'

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