Right Under Your Nose is a proximity based marketplace and recommendation engine that intelligently connects buyers and sellers of professional services. Using our N.I.P.P. algorithms (Needs, Interests, People, Places) it’s possible to connect people who share the same needs interests and social locations. In doing this we are able to add a layer of trust and familiarity by using real world attributes and old-fashioned ...more »
GMCVO is the Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation. We support voluntary and community groups across Greater Manchester, enabling them to improve their local neighbourhoods and the lives of the diverse communities living there. We want to work with mapping and communications experts Countryscape to develop a tool kit and training package that will enable groups to use maps to innovate, communicate and strengthen ...more »
Most parents nowadays know that they should take their kids outdoors more. For many, this consists of a stroll around the local park and a quick go on the swings. But what if the trip to the park involved scavenger hunts, den building, outdoor art, bug hunts, blindfold walks, sensory trails, mud pies or storytelling? What if there were a way of enabling parents to turn their local green space into an exciting and engaging ...more »
‘Charting the Cold-spot’ will reinvigorate empty and underutilised shop and built environment assets within Peterborough City Centre Conservation area’s high street. In order to do this it will bring together two issues in Peterborough, empty shop units and lack of culture, night-time activity and lack of vibrancy found in Peterborough’s central commercial area. By using the synergies in these two issues a beneficial ...more »
The Place Station introduces owners of land and buildings across the UK to social and community entrepreneurs with ideas for transforming their local area - providing a web resource where people can: • Search for land and buildings • Add a Place they'd like to see owned and managed by the community • Add an Idea for transforming local services • Propose new uses for available land and buildings • Comment on and offer ...more »
Tagd turns everyone into an explorer. It is primarily a mobile phone app that allows parents to lay treasure trails for their children, running clubs to create their Hare and Hounds trails, and local community groups to help residents rediscover parks and outdoor spaces. Tagd allows users to create virtual trails but also allows them to lay a physical trail of unique barcodes (generated via our website), and get a ‘reward’ ...more »
We will build a 3D interactive map of the Malvern Hills AONB (designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). The map will enable prospective visitors to the area to familiarise themselves with the upland, valley and lowland terrains, walks, bridleways, quiet lanes and all the facilities on offer before they come. When we refer to visitors, we include walkers of all abilities, cyclists, runners and all others who will ...more »
The Wasted Energy Network is a platform for encouraging inter-business recycling, triggering waste based economies and identifying areas of opportunity for sustainable waste management and energy generation systems. It will be the first mapping system to display, and make connections between, business waste production and the resultant potential for localised energy generation. Today garbage generation and disposal ...more »
Gathering and communicating community preferences for local planning using OS base maps.
This will enable and encourage community participation in the planning process and therefore have an impact on community development and social capital in the short term and the physical development of communities in the medium to long term.
An online Active Travel Challenge would create a competition between workplaces, schools, Universities, teams and individuals through allowing them to log the journeys they make actively online. They would compete for prizes through real time leader boards, a personal dashboard, and through a virtual journey (i.e. an illustrated journey which would map their progress against a pre-defined route such as climbing Mount ...more »
On the 14th August 2006 my son Christopher drowned at Capel Curig aged 15. Since then I have set up River And Sea Sense to educate children as to the dangers of water. See www.riverandseasense.com and also www.watersafetymap.co.uk The new Wales Coast Path creates a need for joined up communications, to ensure safety, provide informations on locations for assistance and social interaction. There are certain risks to ...more »
Medal Routes is an already established project using OS data to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds throughout Scotland to integrate walking into their daily life. Medal Routes are short circular walks from identified walking hubs (15, 30 and 60 minute) – by October 2014 we will have mapped over 360 routes and created 120 walking hubs throughout Scotland. These routes have all been mapped using Open Street and ...more »
A simple open source mapping program that people can use to create their own personalised ‘active adventures’ in and around the city, using OS and other open sourced data layers. The mapping program will enable users to: • Create alternative walking and cycling commuter routes • Create their own adventure maps People would be supported to use the program as part of outreach projects with school, workplaces and communities ...more »
To transform a large traditional industrial estate which sits adjacent to the new Mersey Gateway Bridge into a cleaner, greener model that other industrial estates could replicate. There is a disconnect currently between the industry on the estate and the wonderful green spaces surrounding it - the estate is on the edge of the Mersey Estuary which is a designated area for its wetland value. Our proposal is to connect ...more »
FitSift is an exercise search engine designed to encourage users into exercise and then maintain their interest. All to often we raise our own personal barriers to exercise based upon the weather, our location, or the time that we currently have available to exercise. Equally it is often hard to find the motivation to exercise as the rewards can seem so intangible. FitSift provides the motivation that we need and breaks ...more »