Harry Wood

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Recent blog posts:

Successfully spawning offspring
Our second baby arrived last week. Here she is. Our new baby girl! It was a planned C-section, and all went to plan, in contrast to the unexpected twists and turns of our boy’s birth which I blogged about four years ago. She seems partial to ... read more 2020/01/17 18:14
Open Data Camp
I went to Open Data Camp 7 last weekend. It’s an event I’ve been hoping to get along to for years now. Always lots of interesting looking twitter chat coming out of it. But this year it happened in London, and I managed to be on the ball ... read more 2019/11/11 10:25
Think tanks and financial transparency
Last week’s Question Time introduced one of the panelists, Kate Andrews from the “Institute of Economic Affairs“. What an organisation name! It sounds so official. So governmental. So trustworthy …yeah not so much. The name ... read more 2019/05/09 14:15
Counting game
I made a little counting quiz game for my 3 year old to practice his counting: >>> Counting game <<< I’m hoping some other kids at the “learning to count” stage might find this fun. Just click the link to ... read more 2019/01/06 13:38
space4 – OpenStreetMap games and engagement talk
I gave the following talk at “space4” the other day, at an event called “Mapping for change – games and other processes of public engagement“. My talk was an introduction to OpenStreetMap, which is something I ... read more 2018/06/05 11:40

OpenStreetMap diary:

Long Names Of OpenStreetMap. 2019 update.
I updated the “Long Names Of OpenStreetMap”. Now there are 722 long names, that is, objects with a name longer than 150 ... read more 2019/08/01 02:10
A little shop contact page ...with OpenStreetMap
A rare thing happened with some shop mapping I was doing just now. I was adding “HOM Concept” from my Mapillary view out of a ... read more 2019/06/06 01:22
Using Rob Whitaker's tool to map UK Public Rights of Way
We’re coming to the end of the UK quarterly mapping project on footpaths. The designation=public_footpath edit tracker …is ... read more 2018/09/25 14:10
Fixing multipolygons for the renderer
Just thought I would re-iterate something imagico blogged about. Some important features may have disappeared from the map near ... read more 2018/09/04 12:18
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 this ... read more 2018/03/09 19:22