Happy Friday everyone!

Here's a nice map for you - a breakdown resource agent. It's designed to be used by a roadside breakdown and recovery service, advising  on the most suitable resource to despatch to you when you need assistance.


What's really cool about this one is the datasource. It links into a vehicle database and uses that to extract information about the vehicle: make, model, weight, gearbox, and so on. The info is then used to decide on the breakdown resource needed for the job. I've tried it on my car and a few friends' vehicles and it really does work! (Note that it is a datasource for UK registered vehicles)

Click here to give it a go yourself, or download the attached file to investigate the Rainbird map. 

What do you think of the map and datasource, and are there any other use cases where a datasource link this would be useful?

Maris Vaitkevics, CC BY-SA 4.0 <
Maris Vaitkevics, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>;, via Wikimedia Commons