Sunday, August 25, 2019

UK postcode update

I’ve uploaded the latest postcode update from the ONS to my website. I’ve run my usual sanity checks and everything appears correct but let me know if you spot anything amiss.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Land Registry data for June 2019

I’ve uploaded the latest property sales data for England and Wales to my website. Not much to report, the long slow trend towards house price deflation continues

Saturday, July 06, 2019

The random address generator is back

My random addresses generator is back. After having my hand slapped by Google Maps, I’ve had to re-implement it using my own database of property sales. Because of that change, the addresses returned are only from England and Wales, but they will now always be actual addresses rather than the occasional A-Road that used to be returned. And you no longer need to provide a Google Maps API key, yay!

I’ve also removed a few other features which I’ll probably start adding back as time permits. Let me know if there’s anything you desperately need.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Land Registry data for May 2019

I’ve uploaded the latest house price data for England and Wales to my website. The data is so boring at the moment I can’t find anything of interest to say about it. The annual rate of inflation has been stuck at 1.7% for the last 3 months.

I will make the prediction that something interesting will happen if/when we leave the EU but since I don’t want to spend my days clearing out abusive messages from the comments section, I won’t say which way I think prices will go…

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Isoline routing

Here Maps has an interesting feature that I’ve not seen in other mapping solutions. Called isoline routing, it answers the question “Starting from point A, how far can I travel in X amount of time?”. I’m not sure how useful it is, but it’s certainly interesting to play with, so I’ve added a page implementing it on my site.

Cycling is not supported by the API so I’m using the walking option adjusted for the faster travelling time, although the results may not be completely accurate.

Let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see added to it.

Friday, May 31, 2019