Missed London Mapping Marathon Yesterday

First up, this is my first post on my self hosted wordpress blog. I have imported all the posts and comments from my old blog into this one for future reference.

Last night I skipped going to the London Mapping Marathon event out in Chiswick. It is the first London Mapping Marathon Event that I have missed so far. It seems that it was the busiest mapping party in the marathon yet, with the cake not being big enough, so the mappers have had to be creative and create extra slices off the map. Hopefully in future event we will get more people to say that they are going along on upcoming, so that there is more publicity, since the event will come to the top of the popular events list.

I instead went along to the Southwark Park Road walkabout. In comparison was rather quiet. Last week we had the mapping party in the area to name the road, with some good progress. Unfortunately the people there are unlikely to become mappers, but are more likely to become users of the data, such as where the cycle routes are. Especially when they are more complete and in a paper form. While on the walkabout, I did collect some more data.

How do you tag a market that is in a pedestrian area, during the day, but by night you can hardly tell that there is a market there (other than the high power sockets)?

Very interesting article about blog post frequency

I have to agree with this (http://blog.marketingprofs.com/2006/06/w_why_blog_post_frequency_does.html) post about blog frequency.

It is quality that is important, not quantity.

I do think there is some importance in posting every so often, otherwise some people will think that you have gone away. Post too often and the reader becomes overwhelmed in some junk, or as described in the article a land fill site.

I have to admit sometimes I’m not so clear in my blog posts, but that should hopefully improve over time.

RSS feed now works

I’ve done a bit of poking around with the settings in Blogger, and you can now access the RSS feed of my blog, from various applications. I have tested it in Safari RSS, that comes with Tiger.