Random side project

Peter Corlett abuse at cabal.org.uk
Fri Apr 6 13:45:37 BST 2007

On 6 Apr 2007, at 13:09, Kake L Pugh wrote:
> Ooh, someone else pointed me at that recently; can't remember who  
> though.

I mentioned it to a few people on IRC a while back.

> I assume there's more data somewhere giving more details of each  
> pub than
> just the raw scores?  Is there a way to get to that from the map?

I also have the full street address and telephone numbers.

> Could it be made to give the names of Tube stations in the more  
> zoomed-out
> views as well as the more zoomed-in ones?  There's location data here
> (scroll to the bottom) if it won't let you do that without adding  
> the data
> yourself:
>   http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/London_Underground_geographic_maps

I'm aware of the station location data, but haven't really got round  
to doing anything useful with it yet.

> The search doesn't seem to work: I entered "SE16" in the box,  
> clicked "Go!",
> and nothing happened apart from "Transferring data from  
> maps.yahooapis.com..."
> appearing in the status bar.  I waited for 2 minutes (I did  
> actually time
> it) and then got fed up waiting.  Same result when searching for  
> "Bermondsey".

Yahoo!'s mapping stuff appears to be rather US-centric. It doesn't  
understand UK postcodes, and you have to stick ", UK" on the end of  
your search. The mapping widget also doesn't always render all the  
pubs that are in the source data.

I was going to toss it and use Google instead.

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