A Street Near You is a personal project, born out of intrigue, created out of frustration, intended as a demonstrator, built in a week, based solely on open data …
which reached 240,000 people in three days
Conceived as a way of demonstrating the untapped potential of linking First World War datasets (and the frustration that all the centenary projects had been working separately), A Street Near You was, and continues to be, a personal experiment in enriching, enhancing, extending, and presenting data in an engaging way.
But it became a bit more than that, which you can read about in the following blog posts:
- My ‘viral’ moment – A Street Near You & the power of linking First World War data sources
- A Street Near you – a case study in linking disparate datasets
For the actual A Street Near You site see astreetnearyou.org