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Until recently I was responsible for running an online gig guide for Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Over the four years that the gig guide operated I published over 60,000 events. Collating and mapping the events was a painstaking task that took many hours each week. Each of the events in the database is accompanied by a […]

The iPhone operating system records a user’s Longitude and Latitude over time. This information can be accessed readily and visualised. This posts describes the process of creating an animation of the location data over time. Most of the co-ordinates were from the Sydney and Hunter regions of NSW, Australia.

Maps Schmaps


This post explores the inner workings of @NewcastlePlaces, a twitter service that maps the locations of events that others are tweeting about. They have some serious issues with their mapping process however, this often results in events being incorrectly mapped. Some of the mapping failures have unexpected results, like placing a dead body inside a solicitors office over 15,000 km away from it’s correct location for example.