The little display on the right with the building models is very cute. Looks like someone has run some vision algorithm over the satellite images.
Until I figured out that is the default starting position.
For example, here in Edinburgh one of the best (indeed rare) beer gardens is the Pear Tree:
Which is notorious for the dreaded shadow of nearby Appleton Tower (8 stories, immediately to the west) curtailing an evenings imbibing..
They link to a more detailed description, it isn't very prominent:
Edit: Plus, direct sunlight can skunk a hoppy beer in minutes.
But seriously, a cold beer in the hot sun can be one of life's little pleasures, but it requires the right kind of beer - typically one that you wouldn't drink otherwise. For instance, I would never touch a Corona in a bar, but a Corona with a lime on the beach is a completely different experience. However, my go-to sun-beer is a nice Blue Moon with an orange slice, which is another beer I typically wouldn't drink otherwise.
2) a hoppy beer in the sun can skunk in minutes. So keep those under an umbrella.
"It is now sunny in the beer garden of your favourite pub."
"Clear your schedule, there is an 80% chance of it being sunny in your favourite pub between 1pm and 3pm this coming Saturday."
On the idea itself I did this myself using R a few months back for the pubs in Islington to schedule meetups with friends when the sun was out for the weekend. Good to have it as a site.
Yes we have height differences as well!
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