After my first few weeks in Birmingham, I’m still looking for a decent public swimming pool. There is a webpage from Birmingham City Council which lists all the local pools, but it’s a little hard to figure out where each of them is, when you don’t know your way around. So yesterday I sat down and wrote a little scraper to collect this data, and then plot it on a GoogleMap. The city council page only has the street addresses, so in order to locate each pool on the map, the scraper uses Google’s geocoding API to derive latitude and longitude.
The map below is a special version of the view, made to fit in a small iFrame. The larger view is here.