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Mapping the Christmas lights

By johnboy - 25 November 2011 19

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We’ve had this helpful message in from Andrew:

Following from the Christmas Lights post a few days ago I put together an idea that’s been rattling around in my head for the past few years – a Crowd Sourced Christmas Lights Map using a free online crowdmap tool.

https://canberraxmaslights2011.crowdmap.com/main

After doing so I actually realised that there are a few others out there but they’re not especially or easy to use or a pain to read through a huge alphabetised list.

People can submit a new report on the website and have it immediately populate on the map and optionally upload photos or link to videos. People can also tweet to @ACTXmasLights or use the hash tag #CanberraXmasLights and the info will be updated later.

If you’ve got pictures of Christmas lights please send them in to images@the-riotact.com .

What’s Your opinion?


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19 Responses to
Mapping the Christmas lights
Mr Gillespie 10:20 am 26 Nov 11

Not QUITE there just yet, it’s still November according to my calendar…..!!

spinact 1:48 am 26 Nov 11

Stevian said :

KB1971 said :

Linky no worky.

By the picture above though it looks like Charny is going orf!!!!! Is it a ploy to steal your wheels as you drive past slowly?

Are Christmas lights on the list of “Things Bogon Like” ?

Yeah, Bogong moths love lights, Parliament House gets inundated with the things…….no, wait……

Mumbucks 10:06 pm 25 Nov 11

Has this got anything to do with Andrew Leigh’s north side mapping?it sounds like J.B loves imitation!

farnarkler 9:47 pm 25 Nov 11

Macumba place Kaleen has been missed from that list. It’s one of the better ones for Xmas lights.

Postalgeek 5:23 pm 25 Nov 11

More money, less joy.

Thoroughly Smashed 4:54 pm 25 Nov 11

Outstanding. This is going to make daytime aerial bombardment that much easier.

poetix 4:30 pm 25 Nov 11

Interesting that the nearer one is to the ANU, the fewer Christmas lights there are…Is there a reverse correlation between Santa attraction and education? The dots look like fallen Rudolf noses to me, which shows I am already going into Christmas hysteria.

Stevian 4:19 pm 25 Nov 11

KB1971 said :

Linky no worky.

By the picture above though it looks like Charny is going orf!!!!! Is it a ploy to steal your wheels as you drive past slowly?

Are Christmas lights on the list of “Things Bogon Like” ?

Lazy I 4:05 pm 25 Nov 11

KB1971 said :

By the picture above though it looks like Charny is going orf!!!!! Is it a ploy to steal your wheels as you drive past slowly?

That Charny light show isn’t Christmas lights, it’s bogans burning rubbish on their nature strip to avoid tip fees.

Reprobate 4:03 pm 25 Nov 11

KB1971 said :

By the picture above though it looks like Charny is going orf!!!!! Is it a ploy to steal your wheels as you drive past slowly?

Jeremy Clarkson’s description of the Audi R8: “…those LED fairy lamps at the front, they make it look like a Council house at Christmas.”

banjo 3:57 pm 25 Nov 11

KB1971 said :

Linky no worky.

By the picture above though it looks like Charny is going orf!!!!! Is it a ploy to steal your wheels as you drive past slowly?

I think you will be right as long as you don’t take a swan…

johnboy 3:52 pm 25 Nov 11

fixed.

thanks guys,

KB1971 3:51 pm 25 Nov 11

Linky no worky.

By the picture above though it looks like Charny is going orf!!!!! Is it a ploy to steal your wheels as you drive past slowly?

banjo 3:47 pm 25 Nov 11

John, just need to fix the link up by removing the superfluous “https” part…

Great idea though!

squib 3:47 pm 25 Nov 11

Great idea. Just a heads up that the link is broken. It is missing the semicolon after https

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