I’ve been off the radar for the past two weeks, taking some time out to develop some ideas (as well as take a week’s holiday in Rome, which is a beautiful city that I highly recommend visiting).
Now, though, I’m back to work, and firing full steam ahead on two new projects:
OutMap is an accessible, powerful take on geographic information systems (GIS).
Let’s say you want to create a map of all the free wifi hotspots in the world: you create an OutMap space, and then invite people to contribute either directly, or via a service like Twitter or Flickr. It’s also sophisticated enough to be used for scientific data gathering, and we’ve got a scientific advisor on board who will ensure the service is relevant and useful to those users.
An initial version will be released in June, and you can sign up on the website to receive an invitation once the beta program starts (as well as to be notified when the site is available for general registration).
I now provide Web consulting services. As well as an inside knowledge of the Web, social media and the industry, I’ve got the technical, business and organizational knowledge necessary to turn a project idea into a reality. I’m excited about working with companies and organizations who want to be at the cutting edge of the user-generated Web.
I’ll be talking more about where I’m headed over the year; some of you who were at BarCamp Oxford will note that there’s another, third project I’m conspicuously not mentioning here. More on that later on.
5 responses to “Announcing two new projects”
[…] promised, former Elgg developer Ben Werdmuller, has announced a new social networking project. He is working on a social mapping project called OutMap. In addition, he is beginning a web […]
I can’t help but notice that neither of these projects involve cake…
@Sven That’s absolutely not true. I expect both will involve me eating an awful lot of cake.
look forward to try your outmap project ben…
Looking forward to see if this outmap works for “ridesharing” in big cities… that would really help to reduce traffic, pollution and expenses…