Transport for West Midlands: Public Art

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Scattered around the West Midlands at bus interchanges are numerous sculptures, commissioned by the transport authority, Centro. They were commisioned and erected in the early optimistic years of the current century. They are quite striking and try to reflect the … Continued

Congratulations!

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Congratulations to everyone who has participated in the various UK Quarterly Projects. We were nominated for an award at the recent international State of the Map 2016 conference in Brussels. Unfortunately we weren’t awsome enough to win, but it’s nice … Continued

We Are Ten

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August sees mappamercia celebrate its tenth birthday – can you believe it? We didn’t celebrate with a birthday cake but we did meet in Pershore Worcesteshire on Saturday 6th August at the Pickled Plum pub for lunch between morning and … Continued

Busy days

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Yesterday I attended the Landor Future Highways Conference at the new iCentrum building on Birmingham Science Park, at the invitation of the Birmingham ODI (Open Data Institute) node. It was good to see so many OSM maps being used by … Continued

Colonisation by street cabinet

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Man_made=street_cabinet is not the most popular tag or object to map: there are only 753 instances in the UK according to taginfo. However ……they are proliferating at what seems a high rate judging by my recent surveys. I started noticing … Continued