Silicon Republic: How this site aims to digitise the relationship between golfers and caddies. “On [Graham] Curry’s new website, caddies can create profiles of themselves and golfers can view their profiles, look at reviews of their work and arrange rounds of golf…. When I first heard about Curry’s idea, I thought he was taking on the world of the super-rich – or just pro golfers. But it turns out that average golfers also hire caddies regularly.”
Jenkem Magazine, and do not @ me because I thought this was charming, in a sweary skateboardy kind of way: Discovering Skate Spots Via Google Earth. “You may have seen this part we shared of our friend, Jake Keenan, who seems to have a secret power for finding unusual and virgin skate spots. Well, it turns out he doesn’t just run across these spots randomly. He has a method, and it’s equally nerdy and impressive, thanks to mankind’s biggest tool / enemy: Google.” Fair amount of swearing, but then you get to watch them skateboard. Video with article.
News10: NYS Canalway Online Map. “Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, with support from the NYS Canal Corporation and I LOVE NEW YORK, has released a new online map to help residents and visitors navigate their way to New York’s canals. [The site] brings together the power of mapping tools with a wealth of information on hundreds of places of interest, visitor centers, boat rentals and tours, and paddling access sites. ”
BBC: What3words: The app that can save your life. “Kicked. Converged. Soccer. These three randomly chosen words saved Jess Tinsley and her friends after they got lost in a forest on a dark, wet night. They had planned a five-mile circular stroll through the 4,900 acre (2,000 hectare) woodland Hamsterley Forest, in County Durham, on Sunday evening, but after three hours they were hopelessly lost.”
Department of Environmental Conservation, New York: DEC Launches New ‘DECinfo Locator’ to Increase Transparency and Access to Data and Reports. “With more than 50 interactive data layers, DECinfo Locator lets users see and download permits, former industrial site cleanup plans, water quality reports, and more based on where they live, work, or play. Selecting a map feature can bring up links to database records for petroleum bulk storage facilities, oil wells, or permitted mines…. The map’s Near Me feature lets users narrow data results by creating an interactive list of data points within an area of up to 10 miles from a selected point. In addition to environmental quality information, users can explore new places for recreation such as hiking, cross-country skiing, or mountain biking, or look up the rules for a nearby Wildlife Management Area.”
KULR: Plan your next backpacking trip with new Wilderness. net from UM. “The University of Montana’s Wilderness Institute unveiled a new website that aims to be one-stop shopping for learning about wilderness areas and planning backpacking and camping trips. The… site guides users to over 800 wilderness areas across the United States, allowing hikers to better prepare before hitting the back country, said Wilderness Institute Communications Director, Lisa Ronald.”
Kawartha News: Find a tick? A new website can tell you if it’s the kind that carries Lyme disease. “But not every one of the 40 species of ticks in Canada carries Lyme disease so, if you find a tick, the first step is to identify what species it is. There’s where a new website comes in…. you can submit a photo of any tick you find and get confirmation if it belongs to the species that carry Lyme bacteria. The website also includes real-time mapping of tick submissions, and a free mobile app will be launching in the fall.”