Spoiler Alert - one day, you’re going to die. You may not get a blue plaque, but perhaps you’ll get a memorial bench. Liz & Terence have built openbenches.org where anyone can add to a collection of open data. We’ll show you why & how we built this collection of >12000 benches from around the world.


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An amazing idea looking to have been very well executed.

Mike Sheldon at 11:25 on 19 Oct 2019

Great talk, ridiculously wholesome project, love it :)

Jason at 11:26 on 19 Oct 2019

Set a high benchmark. (Sorry)

Tim Gibbon at 11:30 on 19 Oct 2019

Great talk.

Jon Spriggs at 11:36 on 19 Oct 2019

Great talk. I never realised that openbenches.org did OCR. I'll totally be contributing!

Great talk and wonderful initiative. I'll be looking for benches everywhere I go from now on 🙂

Phil Clifford at 22:22 on 19 Oct 2019

How delightful. I may be at risk of a new obsession. Thankfully I'm not competitive.
Glad to know of this project, and have a couple of dear friends' benches to look up and add.
Lovely project, and a lovely presentation.

Susan Murphy at 10:22 on 20 Oct 2019

I'll be incorporating this into my Ingressing. Thank you, such a wonderful project.

Anna Dodson at 10:53 on 20 Oct 2019

Really interesting to learn more about such a fantastic project! Thank you

Richard Eaton at 10:56 on 20 Oct 2019

Awesome, I would love to do something similar for all the various graphics, advertising paintings on old buildings and such. Will need to investigate. Thank you

Tom at 11:47 on 20 Oct 2019


Andrew Howe at 15:29 on 20 Oct 2019

Really cool presentation. A novel idea, and well presented in an interesting and engaging way.