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Fictional places | Matthew Sheret
"I like the idea of mining my data in thirty years or so, realising I spent most of my twenties at trendy coffee shops, airports, and places that don’t exist." Yes, this. This is the main reason I wrote Ghostcar - which is now one of my main reasons for using Foursquare.
foursquare  places  unplaces  mattsheret  fiction 
june 2013 by infovore
This isn't f***ing Dalston.
I walked 4.5km down the A10, stopping every 200m or so to ask 10 unsuspecting passers by ... "Excuse me, what area is this?" This is what I was told.
nomenclature  places  visualisation  dalston  hackney  london 
september 2010 by infovore
Code: Flickr Developer Blog » Small Bridges (to Proximate Spaces)
"Maybe it’s just me (I don’t think so) but this is precisely the sort of thing we always hoped people would build on top of the Flickr API." Gosh, thanks, Aaron. Although: everything else in this post is also awesome. Aaron has a wonderful way of building segues, and not only from topic to topic, but from idea to code to idea and so forth.
flickr  noticings  places  apis  underground  donutholes 
october 2009 by infovore
http://boundaries.tomtaylor.co.uk/
"Uses the Flickr shapefiles to show you where the world thinks its neighbours are." Damnit I wish Tom would stop magicking up awesomeness all the time.
geo  location  geolocative  flickr  bounadries  woe  places  geography  psychogeography  maps 
november 2008 by infovore

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