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Explore UK place names on a map – my new web app

As an Easter present for you all, I’ve got a new web app you can play with.

It lets you search for UK place names – things like ‘ends with burgh’ or ‘starts with great’ or ‘contains sea’ – and then plot them on an interactive map. Once you’ve done that, you can even share links to your settings so other people can see your findings.

Have a look at the web app now, and please tweet/toot/email me with any interesting things you find.

A few examples:

The data comes from the Ordnance Survey Open Names dataset, and it was processed on my local machine using Python to create some filtered data that could be used in the webapp, which all runs client-side.

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