This week is the 103rd anniversary of the end of hostilities on the Western Front in World War I, traditionally commemorated as the end of the war. As such we thought it was appropriate to invite James Morley on to the podcast to tell the story of his A Street Near You project. James first presented the project to the Geomob community at a London Geomob event back in 2019 where he deservedly won the SplashMaps best speaker prize.
Steven and James discuss the project which became a powerful example of the deeply emotional impact of location, but also a great story of how James, without any deep technical skills, created such a popular site. They explore the motivations behind the project, the technical challenges, and the response from the public.
- A Street Near You website
- James is on twitter as @jamesinealing, the project is on twitter as @astreetnearyou
- The slides from James's 2019 Geomob presentation
- Post about the project on James's personal site which outline the background to the project, the datasets, the way it was built, and the incredible, and unexpected, reaction.
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