Data: Weekly Fuel Prices
James Darling and I met up for a chat about some data-related stuffs this afternoon, and came across this data on average fuel prices via the Office of National Statistics. This struck us both as being very useful (any hauliers out there who want to make some a nice visualisations?) so we threw together a […]
ScenicOrNot: want to play with the data?
mySociety have added a data dump to ScenicOrNot, the site we built for them a couple of months ago. It’s got the photos and all the votes for each of the 181,300 places that have received 3 or more votes since the site launched.
The Dextrous Web is a young start-up, making its first hire. We’re looking for a PHP/Ruby developer to join the team – which is currently one full-timer and a collection of freelance designers and programmers. The Dextrous Web was founded with a specific mission in mind. We want to make useful things on the web […]
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 […]
Andrew Stott — the new Director of Digital Engagement
I was slightly bemused when the Cabinet Office announced that it was going to create a new £160k position for the Director of Digital Engagement. The job seemed like a tall order: a list of requirements that it would be hard for any one person to fulfill, and a very big job to do with […]
ScenicOrNot’s on BBC News
Just a quickie post — ScenicOrNot, a project we recently completed for MySociety, has been featured in BBC News Online’s Technology section. Predictably, there’s been a big jump in player numbers. We just zoomed past 3000 players, 260,000 votes and over 50,000 places rated. Thanks Auntie!