Serendipitous Netherlands – #FOSS4G2019

Another Map in the Wild from FOSS4G in Bucharest. This one from Eric Meerburg

I asked Erik whether he thought it was intented or just a “splodge of concrete” he thought the latter 🙂

Brick History

Another Lego globe

My friend Matt Walker sent us this trio of Maps in the Wild from the Brick History exhibition at the Hereford Museum.

The Lego globe isn’t a patch on the masterpiece produced by Ken Field which was exhibited at last year’s BCS event, which reminds me that we don’t have a pic of that.

This 3D city map of Hereford is a stunner (shame about the shadow Matt)

This circular relief map of Hereford is quite a nice piece of work.

To find all 3 on one day’s outing was a great result – our first Maps in the Wild hat trick!

Arnold Hills’ Journey

Who is Arnold Hills? You may well ask! Apart from my West Ham supporting friends not many people will know about Mr Hills, he was the founder of Thames Iron Works F.C. which subsequently became West Ham United F.C. in 1900.

This map shows the locations of West Ham’s football grounds up to their recent move to the London Stadium on the Olympic Park. To be honest, it is not a great map, I think there are better ways to present the history and journey of a great football club.

Arnold Hills


This map of Fatburger locations was spotted by Bojan Savric in Tokyo (another ICC2019 distraction)

Fatburger #Tokyo on seventh floor by #shibuyacrossing is using right #mapprojection to map locations of their restaurants 👍”

I like that Bojan was at least as interested in the map projection as the burgers

These are massive burgers!