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Automatic Identification System (AIS) data – let’s track vessels!

Ahoy there! Did you know that you can track the location of vessels? All you need is the AIS data transmitted by the vessel. AIS data provides a wealth of information including current location, course, and speed all of which can all be used to make waves in the field of data analytics.

Hackathon – Plotting Shipwrecks Off The Coast of Scotland

Over 23,000 ships have been wrecked off the coast of Scotland. I was astounded when I discovered that figure as it’s far higher than I would have guessed. I quickly went from being astonished to being quite sombre thinking about how many lives would have been lost at sea. Why am I telling you this? Well …..

Waste Wizards team at Code the City hackathon

At CTC Hackathon in November 2021 the Waste Wizards team gathered to help plot Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC) and their facilities on Open Waste Map through updating Open Street Map. 

Easy – to insert a Google Map into a web page just copy and paste

It’s easy to insert a Google map into a website. These short instructions show you how to copy and paste one line of html code to create your Google map.


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