How a mapping company was born

I sometimes get asked ‘How did Earthware begin?’ I like telling the story as it shows that a successful business idea can grow out of a personal technology ‘brain fart’! Once upon a time I (Neil Osmond) was working in the pharmaceutical industry running a team of analysts in a...
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Full UK Postcodes Polygons (mostly Open Data)

OS Code-Point Open The Ordnance Survey provides the GB postcode location data as free to use Code-Point® Open which you can read about here and the exact license terms are here. Which is great, however, you’ll notice that being the GB dataset, you don’t get any of the...
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Make your own Street View

GoPano Micro A few weeks ago we dispatched a student intern to walk through Norton Common near Earthware’s office, holding a pole with an iPhone and GoPano lens attached to it. Short of being on fire, he couldn’t have drawn more attention to himself. Google Street View is...
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