The winning ideas have now been announced. It looks like each of the winners could do with a little Google Maps love.
Here are the five entries that have been chosen to build a site with their ideas (and some sites that they might like to look at):
Can I Recycle it? (the overall winner) Input your postcode to find out what your council recycles
- Recycle Now - a UK website that allows you to input your postcode and find recycling centres.
- RecycleTorrance.org - a Google Map mashup of recycling locations in the City of Torrance, California.
UK Cycling A one-stop site to plan your cycling route, for those at any skill level
- TFL Cycling Maps - Transport for London's map of cycling routes.
- MyTransport - Northumbria (UK) cycling routes
- Google Maps Mania listing many more Cycling Maps
Catchment Areas Shows boundaries of school catchment areas, even "fuzzily"
Location of Postboxes Shows where the nearest one is to wherever you are
Loofinder A mobile texting or website that tells you where the nearest public toilet is.
- safe2pee - Public conveniences throughout Europe and the US
- Diaroogle - Toilets in Manhattan
- SitOrSquat.com -25,000 mapped bathrooms
Where is the Path
One of my favourite Google Maps mash-ups Where is the Path shows Google Maps alongside Ordnance Survey Maps.
UK School Map - Map of all UK schools. Search by postcode, performance or distance from your home.
The Free Our Data campaign continues ...