Recognition at last!

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Many thanks to Christoph (OSM username Xoff) on his departure to Germany after completing his PhD. Christoph performed sterling surveying work over much of SW Birmingham and also contributed a huge technical resource in developing our website and creating … Continued

New Street Station

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New Street station is not one of the loveliest travel destinations on the the planet. There is currently a massive refurbishment programme underway scheduled to finish in 2015. So just to get ahead of the game in mapping the new … Continued

Centre of England

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Mopping up and correcting road names in the rural wilds of Solihull saw me in Meriden where I came across an ancient memorial cross reputed to mark the centre of England. I know it’s a complex mathematical problem but has anyone ever located the precise point that is the … Continued

Whats in a Postcode?

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Andy has been busy in B72, the heart of Sutton Coldfield, so exactly what does this mean for our map? Short answer:Nearly 3500 residential properties,Almost 300 named retail units,Nearly 100 commercial buildings,All drawn in and with full address details including … Continued

New Queen Elizabeth Hospital Opened

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The three white cylinders of the new hospital have already become familiar sight in Selly Oak but it was only today that the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital finally opened. At the same time the barriers which were blocking of major … Continued