* Posts by tomdue

3 posts • joined 12 Apr 2010

Government wastes millions on redundant cycle route planner

tomdue
Pint

Not quite

I've just had a quick look at the Foi response and to be fair it's clear the gvt one is doing surveying, but based on ordnance survey references, which I guess means that our tax money is being spent on something we would have to buy back to be able to use! Shame it's not open data. And the costs are pretty high though.

tomdue
Pint

Shame, this happens all the time

Yet another case of big government IT projects rather than mandating open standards and releasing data. I've just tried the Cyclestreets website, and it's clear they've got a lot done on a tiny amount of council grant money. It's not perfect but as a community project using open data, I'm sure it'll be pretty sparky over time. One route I tried was pretty much exactly what I do to work each day - another route near where my parents live up north was not so good, but it looks like one particular road isn't in their data yet, so it took me on a longer route. Good start, and I hope they get some funding!! The place searched worked pretty good for me ok btw.

iPhone 4.0: iAds, multitasking, and 98 tweaks

tomdue
FAIL

Why not 2nd gen?

Is the 3rd generation battery management so much better than 2nd generation that backgrounding can't be done? I suppose Apple wants us all to buy new hardware.

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