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This is an old page from Rod Begbie's blog.

It only exists in an attempt to prevent linkrot. No new content will be added to this site, and links and images are liable to be broken. Check out begbie.com to find where I'm posting stuff these days.

Filed under 'maps'

June 20, 2012

Satellite Eyes

Fab tiny OS X app which sets your desktop wallpaper to a satellite view of your current location. Added bonus: You can switch to use the gorgeous “Watercolour” themed maps by Stamen.

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March 30, 2012

San Francisco Archipelago

The SF map, readjusted for rising tides. I think I’d like to retire to a lovely beachfront property at Cape Dolores.

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June 18, 2010

Boston squared | Cartogrammar

“Geometry riddle: When is a square not a square? Answer: When it’s in New England.” I ♥ this.

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March 18, 2010

Walking Papers

A fab project from Stamen’s Mike Migurski that I’d somehow missed. Print out an area map, walk around notating your paper copy, then scan it and submit it back to help make the data more widely available. A fantastic use of “Papernet”

October 15, 2007

The Information Freeway :: A map of the planet

Very nifty Google Maps-like tiled-and-draggable front-end to the Open Street Map data. I was surprised how detailed the data was for my neighbourhood, but I guess I shouldn’t have been, given the high geek-density round here.

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March 18, 2007


Twitter posts plotted on a world map in real-ish time.

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October 22, 2006

Walk It - A step in the right direction

Site which gives you walking directions around London. Since most major cities have wacky one-way restrictions, driving directions are rarely handy. I’m surprised Google Maps et al don’t support this kind of thing.

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About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.