Active Places Reloaded


Active Places is basically a terrible website that is very hard to use. We scraped the data and showed how easy it is to make that data available in more useful formats.

We built a KML file for Google Earth and showed the data available on an iPhone.

We built a Ruby on Rails app that provides a simple way to search for local sports facilities and displays them on an embedded Google Map.

Active Places Reloaded

At the presentations we were pleased to have been selected by Brian Hoadley of Directgov as a project they'd like to follow up on.

The team consisted of:

Chris Roos: @chrisroos James Adam: @lazyatom James Andrews: @jamesandrews Tom Taylor: @tomtaylor

For more information read Chris Roos' blog post ( blog post.

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