June 1, 2009

A while ago I wrote a BBC newsonline piece about Mysociety’s ScenicOrNot. There was also a piece on PM which I can’t put up here unfortunately because it contained non-podsafe music. Oh well.

The data harvested by the ScenicOrNot survey, has contributed to Mapumental a 4ip funded project It’s still invite only. I have one and it is extremely cool – to find out what it does watch the vid at the end of this post or read more here.

There is, I’m sure, a good deal of journalism to be spun out of these maps. I’ve been playing around with journey times to Westminster, which if you think about it could have some bearing on recent controversies. You can see how Mapumental displays this kind of info in this screen grab posted to flickr.

If you want to find out more about Mapumental there’s an introductory video with a commentary by Tom Steinberg.