Using 3D data (LiDAR) collected by the Environment Agency through the Government Open Data initiative I have created an interactive 3D model of the town centre of Penzance, Cornwall. It’s a very detailed model, with a measurement point every 50cm or so across the entire town. There are 12.9 million vertices (points) in this model. You […]
As Penzance celebrates the 400th anniversary of the granting of its Royal Charter by King James I, is its most iconic building, the handsome Market House, falling into disrepair? [See the updates at the bottom of this post – as of September 2014 progress has been made and the first wave of repairs to the […]
Posted from Battery Rocks, Penzance, Cornwall.
I was cycling along the cycle path to the Longrock area of Penzance on Sunday, when I noticed something distinctly unusual happening on the beach. When I got a little closer, it turned out to be a very long row of people. The person on the right hand side of this photo was standing at […]
Does Penzance have more pasty shops than anywhere else in Cornwall? The total number of establishments selling fresh hot pasties is now at 20. When I moved to Penzance one of the first things I had to eat was, of course, a pasty. It was huge. Bigger than my head, and I couldn’t finish it. […]
[Update May 2014] Sadly Open Shed closed in May 2014 due to the inability to grow membership enough to meet costs. For the last six weeks I have been doing something a little bit different. From a friend, I heard that a small group of people were setting up a hackspace to provide a place […]