Sunday, November 30, 2014

More 3D printed buildings

China might be already a fair way down this path, but it's good to see the execution of these kind of ideas spreading.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Missing Maps, Ebola and Learn OSM

I've spent a large amount of time over the past weeks mapping for Ebola. You can see some of my work, along with many others in Freetown, Kayes and more.

Often it has been an article of faith that the requesting organisations find mapping contributions useful; with feedback few and far between. For example, we saw some usage during Typhoon Haiyan, but it's hard to know if you are being truely effective.

This past fortnight, that doubt has been firmly put to bed. MSF has launched Missing Maps, proactively calling on the global community not to donate money, but to donate time.

Additionally, a thread on the HOTOSM mailing list has nicely overlapped in demonstrating value - and of course, personal anecdotes go a long way to making things relatable.

Given this renewed push from the people consuming open street map data in crisis situations, I began to wonder how I could turn my efforts from "dedicated mapper" to something more magnified.

I was lucky to have Nick Tailguy commit to a refreshed OSM Tasking manager guide and talk to the mailing lists - I've since contributed a number of small edits that will hopefully go on to encourage new mappers to confidently contribute in times of need.


To really kick it up a notch, I'm considering outreach to universities in ebola impacted locations - but I could really use the help of a dedicated few to push me further here; if the idea truely has value.

Monday, November 10, 2014

TIL: Sewing machines are just an early 3d printer


Darn you, internet. $25 for a sewing machine?  THIS PRICE POINT IS COMPELLING. Why, I could... uh... make... pants. Or even better, my sock budget has just been blown out of the water.

Those two use cases are about one more practical, day to day use case than I can come up with for owning a 3D printer as an average person with no particular manufacturing skills, needs or ideas.

I look forward to the first 3D printed sewing machine, or fabric based 3D printer.


Wednesday, November 05, 2014

New project: CloCkWeRX/campbelltown

CloCkWeRX/campbelltown

By CloCkWeRX



Campbelltown City Council Development Proposals



November 5, 2014 at 9:30AM

via GitHub http://ift.tt/1zuKUpF

Monday, November 03, 2014

New project: CloCkWeRX/scenic_rim

CloCkWeRX/scenic_rim

By CloCkWeRX



Scenic Rim Regional Council Development Applications



November 3, 2014 at 1:45AM

via GitHub http://ift.tt/1wUws9q

New project: CloCkWeRX/greater_geelong

CloCkWeRX/greater_geelong

By CloCkWeRX



City of Greater Geelong Development Applications



November 3, 2014 at 12:28AM

via GitHub http://ift.tt/1wUkLiV

New project: CloCkWeRX/port_adelaide_enfield-1

CloCkWeRX/port_adelaide_enfield-1

By CloCkWeRX







November 3, 2014 at 12:23AM

via GitHub http://ift.tt/10ewA5i

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

So, no plans then?

http://ift.tt/10fQHkp



Submitted October 21, 2014 at 01:43AM by richardwhereat http://ift.tt/1yd0enk

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

New project: CloCkWeRX/osm-tasking-manager2

CloCkWeRX/osm-tasking-manager2

By CloCkWeRX



2.0 version of the Tasking Manager



October 8, 2014 at 3:57AM

via GitHub http://ift.tt/1BNF3Z5