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Touring around Ramsbottom restaurants, in a cycle race stylee, with this poster sized map guide.

My sister and her boyfriend are on a mission to eat their way around all the Ramsbottom restaurants in a year. They wanted a map for the wall, to help track progress. Nick’s a keen cyclist so the map got a cycle race theme – the ‘Tour De Ramsbottom Restaurants’ fit like a spanking new pair of spandex shorts.

There are a lot of restaurants in Rammy. The map focuses on the village centre, and features a mere 27 eateries! Just over 1 new restaurant every two week’s.

To track progress, the ‘Tour Stages’ restaurant list has scope to either rate each place out of 5, or keep a tally of number of visits for added value.
 
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Tour De Ramsbottom restaurant logo design for Em and Nick's map poster
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The map was Giclee printed at A2, on 310gsm Canson Aquarelle Rag, for a nice handcrafted finish.

The base map was custom built using the awesome Mapbox studio. A great way to design custom maps and a must for anyone with an inkling towards maps and CSS.

If you’d like your very own themed Ramsbottom Restaurants map or anything similar just drop me a line. Work can be designed and printed at all standard sizes.  
 

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City meet United at The Etihad Stadium tomorrow, for the first Manchester Derby of the Premier League Season.

Can you guess who I’ll be supporting?

I thought it’d be nice to paint a picture of the City, as anticipation builds ahead of the game. Hopefully, you can find both club’s stadiums, on opposite sides of centre – East meets West. Unfortunately, I think for most visiting Manchester for the game, and struggling to find their way around, the map might be in the wrong colour! Let’s hope Manchester’s true colours also shine through on the pitch tomorrow!

It all kicks off at 16:00 Sunday. Come on City!

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Map tiles by Stamen Design, under CC BY 3.0. Data by OpenStreetMap, under CC BY SA.

 

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A simple interactive golf course map for this years PGA Championship being held at the Oak Hill Country Club (on the ‘East Course’).

While enjoying the action, you can use the Hole numbers at the top of the Map to view the hole information and locate the hole on the golf course.

PGA Championship 2013 Interactive Golf Course Map - Oak Hill Country Club, East Course
ROUNDPar 707163 Yards
H1Par460 Yards1st Hardest
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H2Par401 Yards13th Hardest
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H3Par214 Yards 15th Hardest
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H4Par570 Yards9th Hardest
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H5Par428 Yards11th Hardest
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H6Par175 Yards17th Hardest
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H7Par461 Yards3rd Hardest
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H8Par428 Yards7th Hardest
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H9Par452 Yards5th Hardest
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H10Par429 Yards8th Hardest
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H11Par226 Yards16th Hardest
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H12Par372 Yards12th Hardest
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H13Par598 Yards2nd Hardest
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H14Par232 Yards10th Hardest
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H15Par181 Yards18th Hardest
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H16Par439 Yards6th Hardest
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H17Par509 Yards14th Hardest
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H18Par497 Yards4th Hardest
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H19Par9 YardsEasiest
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Map tiles by Stamen Design, under CC BY 3.0. Data by OpenStreetMap, under CC BY SA.

 

 

I love watching the golf majors and have been keen to experiment with Stamen’s fantastic Mapstack tool for a while. The pacific time hours provided the perfect opportunity to combine the two, so last night was spent happily map making in front of the golf.

Mapstack, allows easy creation of brilliantly unique map images by layering and colouring different map elements with photoshop style controls. In this case I wanted to keep mine nice and clean to hopefully give some added value as a golf course map.

The seventy minute mid-round weather suspension was enough motivation to start on some simple CSS controls to add some basic interactivity and hopefully make the map a bit more useful.

So if you find yourself watching this over the weekend and wondering who’s where, then hopefully this might help. Unfortunately, the way things are going, I think tracking a few of my favourite players is going to be fairly easy – they’re going watching from the 19th!