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Archive for July, 2009

Another new blog for Acocks Green

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Yesterday Rebecca from the Francis Road Neighbourhood Watch in Acocks Green  (see map) came along to the third social media surgery in Acocks Green.  She worked on this blog, which she had set up at a previous one: http://francisroadb27.wordpress.com/ You might want to make her feel welcome to the world of using the web to […]

Birmingham now completely mapped with the free mapping service Open Street map


Birmingham is one of the first cities to be fully and completely mapped with Open Street Map. Open Street Map is a map build by volunteers and aim to map everything in the whole world, right down to you local shop on the corner of your street. There are a ton mapping services on the […]

The value of data, a tale of Birmingham parking tickets.


Through the Help Me Investigate site , I came across an investigation regarding parking tickets, with the aim to find the most ticketed street in Birmingham in FY09.  It sounded interesting, and I was delighted to see a FOI request from Heather Brooke (here it is on What Do They Know) Data, it’s a rather […]