Harry Wood

Welcome to Harry Wood's website. The blog is probably more interesting than the rest of this site... and the blog isn't very interesting so what does that tell you?

Recent blog posts:

New job at OpenCorporates
A month ago I started a new job. This is a big deal for me because I’d been in at TransportAPI for eight years. But time for a new job in 2018! I’ve just started at OpenCorporates. OpenCorporates provides company listings data. It has a ... read more 02/12/2018 02:22
Printable Calendar tool
Here’s a little thing I just found (I have lots of silly bits of code like this kicking around) : Printable Calendar Generate a calendar in a strip layout, suitable for printing, with lots of space for writing notes next to each date. I ... read more 11/18/2017 23:49
A tech manifesto from 2007
I’ve just been tidying some old content on this website, which I’d written just over 10 years ago now. Back then I wrote a kind of tech manifesto, or at least a collection of various broad thoughts of tech and the IT industry I was ... read more 10/05/2017 01:50
My SOTM 2017 talk: Diagrams of OpenStreetMap
I gave a talk at State Of the Map 2017, the official OpenStreetMap annual conference, which took place in Japan last month. “The Diagrams of OpenStreetMap” is a tour of a various diagrams illustrating the project, but focussing more on ... read more 09/18/2017 14:19
OpenStreetMap Notes in MAPS.ME
I made a tool to scratch an itch I’ve been having recently. I wanted to see OpenStreetMap notes within the MAPS.ME app, so I made a thing to fetch and generate… OpenStreetMap notes as KML This let’s you grab all the notes in an ... read more 03/12/2017 12:25

OpenStreetMap diary:

London OpenStreetMap Q&A
I don't think anyone blogged about London OpenStreetMap Q&A events yet, but we should! We've been experimenting with ... read more 03/09/2018 19:22
Zoffany Street
I just added Zoffany Street to the map in more detail (all buildings and addresses): It's a very short little street. A ... read more 10/30/2017 15:48
Adding vector tiles to the components diagram
A few weeks back I gave a talk in London which was a sneak preview of my "Diagrams Of OpenStreetMap" SoTM talk Yes! ... read more 07/26/2017 00:51
Mapping Grenfell Tower
A month ago the Grenfell Tower fire happened, killing >80 people. Back in 2009 we did an OpenStreetMap mapping party near ... read more 07/13/2017 01:19
Wenlock Arms January (+ Blue posts tonight!)
We've got an OpenStreetMap London pub meet-up tonight! We're managing them approximately monthly these days, so last ... read more 02/21/2017 13:15