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, particularly web mapping 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 shop down 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

> OSM notes as KML - Tool to load notes in MAPS.ME

> Long names of OpenStreetMap - A list of very long names in the OpenStreetMap data

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

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

> Before-After OSM comparison - Fading slider between current OSM and an old 2012 view

> London Riots - Maps of 2011 London riot incidents

> Haiti - 2010 Haiti earth quake response maps

> Blog category 'maps'

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