Well, that was interesting. Slightly hijacking the concept of “art” of the fourth plinth, but good fun anyway. I turned up, not planning to run, but ended up doing a course on Trafalgar Square in the shape of the letter “T”, as the plinther did a parallel nano-course on the plinth itself. Here’s the Trafalgar […]

How to cycle for 25 miles without leaving the neighborhood

Here’s the GPS trace for a bike ride I did on Saturday: It’s 25 miles long, but never I’m never more than a mile from the Bow Wharf complex. Why? I’m organising a street orienteering race (“Street-O”) for Tuesday evening, and the map will be based entirely on OpenStreetMap data – probably the first time […]

The COMO Project and Seek ‘n Spell

Michael (of the Okansas blog) has recently mentioned two quite interesting orienteering-related ideas: 1. The COMO project, which is looking to use OpenStreetMap data to create orienteering maps. This is very similar to (although more advanced than) my own work – I looked at creating Street-O orienteering maps from OpenStreetMap data for my dissertation for […]

Milton Keynes Mapping Party

[Updated] I organised a major mapping party in Milton Keynes, a couple of weeks ago. Mapping parties are where a group of like-minded OpenStreetMap mappers get together to tackle a defined area, in the course of a weekend (or weekday evening.) These days in the UK, many of the mapping parties are “second pass” (adding […]