Sam's notebook

What LGA is it in? August 31st, 2018, 9AM

Exploring

I’ve been updating Wikidata items that are located in the administrative territorial entity of Fremantle (Q606212) because that isn’t actually an administrative territorial entity. Those items are actually in City of Fremantle (Q1455046), which is an LGA. On which topic, I’ve also been trying to add LGA boundaries to OSM for Fremantle (relation 8617839), but […]

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Walking from North Freo, past CSR, to Green Reserve April 16th, 2018, 5PM

Exploring

We went for a walk the other day along the north bank of the river, so see what’s where and which bit is which. Looking back towards Rocky Bay (2018-04-14) The most interesting bit was the terrific adventure playground. Unfortunately I was too busy swinging on the rope swing to take any photos. It’s pretty […]

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All the stations have an adventure August 13th, 2017, 12AM

Exploring

Today is All The Stations‘ “have an adventure” day, in which they’re asking people to visit a railway station that they’ve never been to before. When I first heard about it I figured I have to end up at somewhere boring like Aubin Grove but as it turns out I’m actually at Wikimania in Montreal! […]

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Puerto Pollensa April 25th, 2016, 3PM

Exploring

Nearly time to leave Puerto Pollensa, heading to Palma (via Lluc). Heading into the grey day, that is. So much sun and warmth the last few days, and now it’s looking to be a bit drizzly. Actually, I’m quite happy; it’s much nicer walking in this sort of weather. [osm_map_v3 map_center=”39.899,3.065″ zoom=”12″ width=”100%” height=”300″ ]

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Adding data, not systems April 11th, 2016, 6PM

Exploring Open content

For the most part, and leaving aside some tool-making or data-checking programming, I think it is far more relaxing to add data to the world than to add more systems-for-working-with-data. Contributing to Wikisource, Openstreetmap, Commons, even Flickr and Reddit, will further the cause (what ’cause’?) more than building some new system for cataloguing photos or […]

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