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How To Kill Your Tech Industry
"In World War II, Britain invented the electronic computer. By the 1970s, its computing industry had collapsed—thanks to a labor shortage produced by sexism."
computers  technology  feminism  sexism  equality  uk  history  programming 
november 2018 by garrettc
Hello, we’re Juno. Solicitors who take the stress out of moving home.
house  legal  uk  conveyancing  buying  selling  online  solicitor  lawyer 
december 2017 by garrettc
Lost Heritage
Find out about the hundreds of English country houses which have been lost since 1800.
uk  history 
october 2017 by garrettc
Digital Nation 2017 | Good Things Foundation
The 2017 update of our Digital Nation infographic gathers together the facts and stats about non, limited and engaged users of the internet in the United Kingdom. It looks at a range of areas including the barriers to getting online and the benefits to those who develop digital skills and fully embrace the digital world.
statistics  demographics  uk  internet  accessibility 
september 2017 by garrettc
The Buried Remains of Little Compton Street
Discover The Buried Remains of Little Compton Street in London, England: The signs of a long buried road can still be found hidden beneath a London sewer grate.
london  uk  history  urban  signs 
august 2017 by garrettc
Black Dots
Nicholas White is an award winning landscape photographer based within
Dartmoor National Park, in the South West of England.
uk  photography  dartmoor  inspiration 
february 2017 by garrettc
England and Wales facts in maps and graphs
Crime stats, car crashes map, house prices, population stats.
data  uk  geodata  statistics  crime  housing 
january 2017 by garrettc
British Film Locations website
A guide to the locations where movies were filmed in the UK, Ireland, and The Isle Of Man - with maps, screenshots, and real-life photos.
cinema  film  movies  uk  reference  geography  geodata 
january 2017 by garrettc
Sorry for the Inconvenience
Tracking how long it's been since companies last said sorry.
operators  trains  society  uk  transport 
december 2016 by garrettc
British Rail Corporate Identity
"This is a website about the British Rail Corporate Identity from 1965–1994 which includes a wealth of digitised examples of British Rail design material collected over several years."
design  uk  britishrail  branding  inspiration 
october 2016 by garrettc
The language of addresses
"Addresses are a critical part of our national data infrastructure, but address terminology can be really confusing."
gds  govuk  uk  address  geodata  data  location 
august 2016 by garrettc
The Perimeter
Quintin Lake's photographic Journey walking around Britain's Coast
photographer  photography  uk  walking 
february 2016 by garrettc
Standard of living research tool
map  mapping  gis  geodata  cartography  uk  statistics  society 
august 2015 by garrettc
API | Domesday Book
There's something quite beautiful about the fact that the Domesday Book has an API.
history  uk  domesday  api  opendata 
july 2015 by garrettc
UK 24 on Vimeo
"Following the success of our two data visualisations – Europe 24 and North Atlantic Skies – we’ve taken a lot of time to think about where to go next - it’s been a typical case of ‘difficult second album syndrome’. Both Europe 24 and North Atlantic Skies were designed to give an overview of the daily complexity and volumes of air traffic across the UK and Europe and to do so in a way that was cinematic and exciting to watch. I think we were able to do that to great effect, but we now want to take you a little deeper. We are therefore very excited to publish UK 24 – your guided tour to some of what makes UK aviation work.
ifttt  vimeo  video  uk  aircraft  airline  traffic  visualisation 
november 2014 by garrettc
YouGov Profiler
"This is a free-to-use app to showcase YouGov Profiles, YouGov's new segmentation and media planning tool for agencies and their brands."
data  reference  research  uk  demographics  society 
november 2014 by garrettc
Except that: The debate on welfare reform was a...
"Do me a favour: next time you see a picture of MPs not giving a shit about Thing A because greedy Thing B - post this"
politics  society  uk  parliament  news  currentaffairs  research 
november 2014 by garrettc
London Datastore
An initiative by the Greater London Authority (GLA) to release as much of the data that it holds as possible.
data  government  london  opendata  statistics  uk 
october 2014 by garrettc
BBC Genome
The site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.
bbc  broadcast  history  media  uk  society  data 
october 2014 by garrettc
UK Postcodes
UK Postcodes is a webservice for postcodes in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. As well as geographical information, it also returns information about council areas and constituencies.
api  geocoding  opendata  uk  geodata  geography  webservices 
january 2014 by garrettc
Globrix property search
Interesting new property search engine. Bookmarked because I keep losing it.
search  uk  home  maps  mapping  rent  purchase 
june 2010 by garrettc
A Vision of Britain through Time
A vision of Britain between 1801 and 2001. Including maps, statistical trends and historical descriptions.
history  maps  uk  statistics  reference  geography  research  census 
april 2010 by garrettc
Epsom and Ewell Revisited - A Rephotographic Gallery
Epsom and ewell revisited is a rephotographic project to re-photograph historical images from in and around the borough of epsom and ewell over 2010. The original images date from a few decades to over a century old and take in a variety of sights.
photography  history  uk  epsom  timetravel 
april 2010 by garrettc
What the government doesn’t understand about the Internet, and what to do about it
"There are, obviously, more reasons why the Internet isn’t like electrification or shipping containers. But keeping the narrative simple is always valuable when proposing anything."
internet  government  politics  uk  policy  strategy  mysociety 
june 2009 by garrettc
Home taping didn’t kill music
Another great piece of investigative journalism from Ben Goldacre.
music  technology  uk  statistics  piracy 
june 2009 by garrettc
Last One Out, Please Turn On the Light
A photographic survey of London's remaining professional darkrooms.
photography  history  hardware  uk  archive  london 
january 2009 by garrettc
Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) homepage
"The British government's Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology retains PhD and EngD students to produce POSTnotes, information-dense 4 page summaries of science and technology issues, aimed at informing members of parliament."
reference  science  research  technology  uk  policy  government 
december 2008 by garrettc
Joyful Trees in a Park
"Brunsden of Liverpool Stories speaks with David Allin about ‘Joyful Trees‘, an architectural art installation created by Diller + Scofidio + Renfro for the 2008 Liverpool Biennial."
art  exhibition  uk  liverpool  trees  bicentennial 
october 2008 by garrettc
This Isn't England
Bias in maps, and the average outline of mainland U.K. Ben Terrett investigates how Britain and New Zealand have been portrayed on world maps.
design  geo  interesting  mapping  cartography  uk  maps 
july 2008 by garrettc
Wellcome Trust releases 2000 years of medical images under Creative Commons
"Free, unlimited access to two thousand years of mankind and medicine in pictures made available through Creative Commons Licence"
biology  creativecommons  design  free  illustration  images  inspiration  library  photography  research  science  uk  medical  stock  graphics 
july 2007 by garrettc
Geocode data for the UK available under a Creative Commons by-sa license.
geography  geotagging  postcodes  uk  search  location  maps 
may 2007 by garrettc
Vaguely live map of trains in the United Kingdom
Another nifty web app from Matthew Somerville, he of TheyWorkForYou and PledgeBank. View nearly real time info about trains on approach to particular stations.
googlemaps  javascript  live  mashup  reference  scraper  tracking  traffic  travel  uk  useful  trains  google  maps 
march 2007 by garrettc
Technovia: What to do when a PC goes wrong
Great advice for UKers on how to go about asserting your rights
advice  business  gadget  guide  howto  money  uk  rights  consumer  law  legal  shop  computer  tips 
september 2005 by garrettc
Live lightning
Maps lightening strikes as they happen
uk  weather  cool  electricity 
september 2005 by garrettc
The Broadband Resource
Amazinging geeky and indepth raw data about broadband availability and telephone exchange capability.
phone  broadband  data  useful  uk  telephone  resource  reference  telephony  infrastructure 
august 2005 by garrettc
OmniGraffle Maps
Oustanding outline country maps in Omnigraffle format
omnigraffle  omnigroup  apple  outline  vector  uk  world  maps 
march 2005 by garrettc

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