[drn-cam-discuss] Reminder (TOMORROW): Next Cambridge Copynight: Thursday 7th September 2006, 7pm
rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Thu Sep 7 10:02:48 BST 2006
peter murray-rust wrote:
> At 16:55 06/09/2006, Rufus Pollock wrote:
>> Look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow evening. Note that CB2 do
>> pretty good food and that you can always eat at the same time as chat.
> I'm looking forward to it - have to leave by 8. I shall be interested in
> blogging some of the ideas and activities in case they can inform
> science. For example the struggles with the ACS over chemical
> information is quite similar to the liberation of map data.
Very much so.
> I am also overwhelmed by Placeopedia - what a clever and simple idea.
> What sort of effort is involved in a mashup like that? Is it harder than
> it looks (I find I am constantly fighting the glueware - always 90%
> finished but it is the little things that hold you back).
Well I believe Placeopedia is a mysociety 'side-project' so if either
Francis of Chris are there tonight you can ask the authors themselves!
BTW if you like Placeopedia you might also like some of the geo mashups
In particular Gutenkarte (Project Gutenberg texts integrated with maps):
and the World Free Map (world CIA fact book + map):
Unlike Placeopedia which uses on Google maps these all use completely
open data (and their own mapservers) so they will probably be slower.
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: Next Cambridge Copynight: Thursday 7th September 2006, 7pm
>> Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 12:59:00 +0100
>> From: Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org>
>> To: drn-cam-discuss at lists.okfn.org
>> **** Cambridge Copynight: Thursday 7th September 2006, 7pm ****
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>> Announcing the next Cambridge Copynight dedicated to discussing digital
>> rights, open knowledge and F/OSS. It's a chance to chat and chew over
>> the latest tech and digital rights issues while drinking coffee (or even
>> having a meal).
>> Obviously this is likely to be of more interest to people in and around
>> Cambridge but anyone is welcome. *If you intend to come it would be
>> great if you could RSVP so we have an idea of numbers* (though, of
>> course, people are free just to show up on the day).
>> Rufus Pollock
>> Where: CB2 Cafe, Norfolk Street, upstairs <http://tinyurl.com/fcf27>
>> When: First thursday of every month
>> Who: Anyone who wants to come
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> Peter Murray-Rust
> Unilever Centre for Molecular Sciences Informatics
> University of Cambridge,
> Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EW, UK
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