ScenicOrNot’s Secret Project…

Isn’t secret anymore!

MySociety have just taken the wraps off Mapumental, which is a terribly clever mapping application to help you figure out where you want to live if you have a commute (and probable more besides that). We and MySociety teamed up to build ScenicOrNot, which has produced the dataset that Mapumental consults when you move the scenicness slider.

They’ve produced a video to show the site, currently in private beta, in action:

Mapumental is really quite impressive — a significant technical accomplishment as well as very useful — so significant kudos are due to mySociety. Nicely done!