Mapumental: A ninja tool for helping you house or job hunt within Great Britain · August 20th, 2009
Today sees the public release of Mapumental, a ground-breaking map-generator tool that helps you to work out the optimal place to live or work in order to have an easy commute and an affordable home.
Through a highly intuitive interface, you can highlight parts of a map that match your ideal criteria of averaged commuting time, house prices and ’scenicness’ (whatever that might mean!).
After I generated my own little map and customised it, I came to three conclusions:
- Public transport in London is a nightmare
- You can’t be too demanding about where you want to live, according to that ’scenicness’ index…
- You have to be bloody rich!
Mapumental is a project by Channel 4 and mySociety.