All the OpenStreetMap Google Summer of Code 2008 student blogs are now on Planet-OSM, the feed aggregator for OpenStreetMap related blogs.
Who said Barcelona was going to be cold?
In fact it is rather roasting compared to Edinburgh. The direct flight with ClickAir was pretty smooth, except for a short time when coming in to land at Barcelona, due to going through a cloud. Seems that the rumours were true about the iPhone coming to the UK, as reported by Macworld UK. However at… Continue reading Who said Barcelona was going to be cold?
Picasa Web Albums now supports GeoTagging
Picasa Web Albums has now caught up with Flickr and started to properly support GeoTagging of Photos. I have however found a bug in the iPhoto uploader plugin. Basically if you have used a GPS track to Geo tag your photos, if you compress the photos on upload, then you will lose those Geo Tags.… Continue reading Picasa Web Albums now supports GeoTagging
Google Maps has new “Avoid Highways” option
Google Maps now has a great route planning feature called “avoid highways”. This produces routes that don’t go on to motorways and some trunk routes, such as the Edinburgh City Bypass, where cyclists are not allowed. It still isn’t perfect for cyclists as it doesn’t allow for someroads that cyclists are not allowed on. However… Continue reading Google Maps has new “Avoid Highways” option
Someone has a sense of humour at Google Maps
I thought I would checkout how I would get from Edinburgh to the WWDC in San Francisco. Head over to Google Maps, and search from Edinburgh to San Francisco. Take a look at item 41, which is 3,462 miles long. (Is anyone up for the swim?)
Blogger now auto saves when writing blog posts
Google have now added a long needed feature to Blogger Blog post creation. This is auto saving of Blog Posts, which is done pretty much the same way as Google Mail. This is much better than the old way of saving drafts of blog posts, which meant that on saving the draft you had to… Continue reading Blogger now auto saves when writing blog posts
For those who read this blog, you will notice that it has changed a little. That’s because I now have the new Blogger Beta, which is much better. I’ll slowly be going through some of my older posts to add some labels to them, so it will be easier to find info.
The all new Google News Archive Search
The new Google Archive Search is a great tool, with even more potential. The timeline feature is really neat, though could be more customisable. For example being able to show more articles on one page. Here’s and example search for all articles related to Mac OpenOffice in timeline form.
It would appear from the Google Labs that Google SMS (UK) has graduated from the labs. It used to work. But doesn’t any more! All you get now is a message which says “Google SMS is currently not available in the UK. The service is still in beta, and we’re working hard to make it… Continue reading Google Labs
web quotes in Safari UK
It’s nice to see some more features filtering through to the localisedversions of Google Mail! Today I noticed web quotes at the top of themail browser. 🙂