Problems with quick Wikipedia heatmaps of birth locations

This doesn’t tell you how many people of that profession there are, it tells you how many people of that profession are in Wikipedia, with structured data on both the persons birthplace and profession. It might tell us as much about how Wikipedia is being used as how many people from that profession are actually…

Where the English monarchs died

(according to Wikipedia) This was a quick and dirty experiment to see how easy it is to auto generate an interactive map from Wikipedia/DBpedia. There are some caveats and things I still need to iron out. These are people that Wikipedia has described as a Monarch of England, they must have a place of death…

Playing with Wikipedia

Sometimes I like to write bits of code that poke Wikipedia, its fun and the data is a great way to start a conversation with people. I recently teamed up with the pro wrestling fans of Reddit to find out information on wrestling stables, we did this using the structured information from Wikipedia stored in…