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:

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
Yak Shaving and Woolly Jumpers
Photo by Glen MacLarty – A woolly jumper being knitted (…probably not from Yak’s wool) Do all developers know the phrase “yak shaving”? Apparently not. I see it being introduced to a new generation of developers here. ... read more 2018/04/16 22:54
Government snooping and breaking encryption. Hurrah!
I was just looking at some old photos from this time last year. A year ago the weather was a lot better and I finally made it to Bletchley Park. It filled me with chest-thumping patriotic pride to think of these code-breakers puzzling over ... read more 2018/04/05 13:30

OpenStreetMap diary:

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
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 2017/10/30 15:48