Session: Openplaques.org, hunting down the history around you

Presenter: Jez Nicholson
Location: 344B
Time: 12:15 – 13:15, Friday 10 September

As keen hackers Jez and his group wanted to experiment with uses for geographical data. When they found that there wasn’t very much interesting license free geographical Open Data available, they decided to build their own. Openplaques.org is intended as a catalyst for external projects, which use it’s APIs, and as an example of an Open Data collection system. This session will cover the openplaques site, the issues that it raises, Jez’s experiences with building Open Data, and the external projects.

Jez Nicholson is a slightly geeky, Agile, software development manager. He designs and builds systems to manage game communities and does fun things with maps.