Posts from: November, 2008

OpenCycleMap for Sønderborg

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

I was happy to find out about this project called OpencCycleMap today. It maps cycle tracks as well as other features such as places for parking your bike (key here). The maps are based on data from the OpenStreetMap project, which is an free and editable map of the whole world; kind of like wikipedia for maps

I was really surprised at how detailed the map for Sønderborg is and also surprised that it marks the location of public recycling bins. Do cyclists have a special need for this information?

OpenCycleMap for Sønderborg

OpenCycleMap for Sønderborg

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find an easy way to embed the map in this blog post other than resorting to using an iframe (which would require a word-press plugin such as embed-iframe). It’s a bit of a heavy-handed approach, especially when the embedded page is not optimized for viewing at 450×350 pixels (those boxes of links at the bottom really get in the way and it would probably be better if scroll-zooming were disabled).

Therefore, I switched to a screen-shot of the site. Click the image to go to the live map.

Here’s the blog for the OpenGeoData project.

PhD Research Interpreted in Dance

Saturday, November 29th, 2008

We talked about this for so many years. Finally, someone has found the courage. Awesome.

Via sciencenow

Pure Data looks interesting.

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Pure Data is an open source programming environment for audio, video and graphical processing. I found the video above in the exhibition section of the Pure Data community portal, it was contributed by Pure Data user BrN. It would seem to demonstrate some of what the framework can do, though there’s not much else in the exhibition to compare it with.

Pure data was developed by Miller Puckette seems to be based on Max, though I don’t fully understand the relationship. Searching on the web, it’s difficult to discern a single ‘official’ page, but the community page, and Miller Puckette’s software page seem prominent.