Making a Map of Exeter using geojson and ggplot2

A few weeks ago I discovered the Exeter Data Mill, an amazing project where really interesting data about Exeter are collected and published. This included a very interesting series of files called “Exeter shapes and locations” available under the Open Government License.

Image Manipulation with magick in R

When I was interviewing electoral services staff for my PhD thesis I was told a story about how their software couldn’t take two scanned pages at once, so they were forced to physically cut and paste two pages together to fit on one side of A4 before they scanned it.

Identifying generic emails

I am working on a project with a few colleagues in the politics department and we had a large number of email addresses to sort through. Some of them were generic: inquiries@example.