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So how generous is Ordnance Survey OpenData?

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At the beginning of this month (apologies, we’re a bit late) the Government announced that much of the mapping data held by the Ordnance Survey would be released free to the public.

How we set up a hyperlocal blog in a cafe and made it all about fun

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Recently I got involved in a new blog for the centre of Birmingham called Grounds that has a couple of cool things about it. Firstly, it’s based in a cafe – Urban Coffee Company in Birmingham. Secondly, anyone can join in. That’s probably the best bit about it – because anyone can send a post […]

Glum councillors and potholes.

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Pete Ashton has started Richard McKeever on something utterly brilliant. A blog dedicated to: doggedly collate images of councillors looking glum whilst pointing at holes in the road, wearing hard hats or presenting oversized cheques. Lets celebrate the work of our local elected representatives! Tweet suggestions to @glumcouncillors It uses a very simple free service […]