The City Talking’s Daniel Chapman, spent some time around the city pondering what to say on a postcard home and ended up handing out postcards of York with snippets of data from the city’s data store to the people around him in the coffee shop.
It’s a lovely narrative and a poetic use of open data.
[blockquote text=”“Dearest Sister,” I wrote on another, selecting a picturesque view of Parliament Street. “Having a lovely time in York. Wish you were here.” I was quite sure my sister was happy where she was, but that’s the sort of thing one writes on postcards. “Even without you, the streets of York are very busy. I’m sending you a picture of Parliament Street. On October 11th 2014, 57,580 people were counted passing by here. That was the most of any day of that year in York. I wonder why there were so many?”” text_color=”” width=”” line_height=”undefined” background_color=”” border_color=”” show_quote_icon=”yes” quote_icon_color=””]