This is a fairly usable, simple map of Dublin bus routes. It’s great, probably the best bus map out there for Dublin. Mind you, you couldn’t rely on it alone, because it doesn’t link to the timetables, so you have no idea how often each route operates, which is essential to know if you want to make a connection.
Government Minister to delay Irish postcode system. Not such a big surprise. The plan had been to launch a scheme by January 2008, but the project appears to have become mired.
Stamen design writes about a proposal for visualising schedule information at the Transbay Tower in San Francisco. I read about it on Smartmobs and they read about it on Information Aesthetics.
It looks nice, but a bit incoherent if you ask me. I was thinking more about how plane departures could be shown on a screen. The ideas I had were as follows:
There is an article in today’s Irish Times about OOXML in which I am quoted. I was asked for a comment on this in the afternoon yesterday. A number of people have asked me about the position I took this morning. Basically, the slightly longer story is that the reason we are abstaining is because there was not a large enough majority in favour of voting for conditional approval (there was a simple majority, but not the two thirds majority we had agreed would be required). The other people voting wanted to express approval without any reservations whatsoever.