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This is not exactly my best photo ever, but the chap that I woke in the middle of the day with my knock on his door was a shift-worker (speaking to me naked from his cottage bedroom window) & I really did not want to disturb him any further, so fled without a better one (the pump handle is on the unseen side; the pump stands at the centre-boundary of two semi-detached cottages):–
Before the industrial era every British town street (and many individual houses) had their own hand-operated pump for obtaining fresh water. One of my favourite stories concerns the 1854 Broad Street Pump, in which Dr. John Snow used for the first time epidemiological mapping of cholera outbreaks to conclusively prove that the Water Pump on Broad Street (at what today is the intersection of Broadwick Street & Lexington Street) in Soho, London was solely responsible for local outbreaks; at the same time, his research proved that water was the medium of infection rather than miasma.
One incidental extra to the Broad Street Pump story is that the 19th Century cholera infections which are so often spoken of as London outbreaks were in fact nation-wide — the St Mary's Churchyard where Bendigo was buried was originally established due to the 1832 outbreak. Cholera at that time produced such a flood of dead bodies that a new churchyard was required to cope with them.
I've always been vaguely aware that individual branches within retail chains come with numbers. For example, my company's business partners routinely refer to their branches as numbers, instead of locations: "Call five and ask how many of X they've got in stock". Or: "Get me last month's stats from three, eight and twelve".
It wasn't until a few days ago that I read a petrol station receipt I got (it said Petrol company so-and-so, branch 34) and it dawned on me that these numbers can be collected and entered into OSM using the "ref" tag. I'm not quite sure how exactly this can be useful to anyone but I do know for sure that people who work with data usually like their data numbered. So from now on, I'm shopping at 017, filling up my car at 34 and hunting for more receipts.
La déchetterie de la ville de Bergerac
Joined OSM community. Main goal to do small things to improve Helsinki Region Transport's (HSL) route planner Reittiopas.fi Live in Ruoholahti area so started with small steps by naming some buildings etc. in the neighborhood.
(my problem is not in starting, it is in stopping)
- Q: When is a stream not a stream
- A1: When it is dry
- A2: When it goes underground
I got to Willow Farm Primary School & it should have been closed due to Easter, but the school gates were open. My good fortune, because the School Caretaker lives in the bungalow near the entrance & came to check me out. After a little conversation he took me to see the stream that ran alongside the school, travels in a culvert beneath the abandoned high-level mineral railway then empties into Ouse Dyke.
This is the stream on the other side of the metal fence but look carefully - there was no water in the stream when I took this photo:–
Today, v3.20 of the openstreetmap-carto stylesheet (the default stylesheet on openstreetmap.org) has been released.
- Render aeroway terminal buildings like other buildings
- Removed rendering of landuse=farm
- Added rendering for arts centre, fitness centre, plant nursery, mixed lift aerialways
- Rendering for fens changed
- Typography for point road-related features, addresses, and water features changed
- Removed rendering of waterway=canal as an area
- Take text properties of roads under construction from the type of road they will be
For a full list of commits, see https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/compare/v3.2.0...v3.1.0
As always, we welcome any bug reports at https://github.com/gravitystorm/openstreetmap-carto/issues.
Yes, sorry, it is long overdue to share -- shortly after SotM, I took leave after the birth of my son, and only finding space to pick this up with the upcoming Board Face to Face.
There were many solid ideas, and of course further discussion. Would love to find several avenues to explore these. I think one could be the Advisory Board, which will include representatives from official Local Chapters. For "incubating" local chapters, maybe we discuss ideas on the local chapters mailing list. For communication ideas, we should figure out the right place...
Dorothea took thorough notes from the session. Posting the summary below.
Organising local communities
How OSMF Could Help?
- Add new "tier" to Local Chapters for semi-formal groups not ready to register as a formal organization or full Local Chapter status
- Subsidize some costs of groups in poor communities, including support for accessing internet and computer equipment
For OSMF membership
- 2-level tier for membership fee, to include mappers from poorer countries
- Vetting of members at lower membership fee by local chapter
Other fundraising options for local groups:
- Ask local companies
- Mapathons at places (like bars / coffee shops) which donate percentage of the proceeds
- On membership signup, option to donate additional amounts
- Restart equipment (GPS / phones / laser distance devices) lending program, either from OSMF, or between local communities
- Legal questions on OSM activities in places like Pakistan
- Groups as part of larger organisations
- Organize national level donation collection through non profit associations for tax benefit, then donate to support OSMF
- Central OSM-supplied platform for social aspects, there is fragmentation between communication tools (lists, some people find IRC/forum unappealing, FB, etc) ** The platform should also be helpful for organisation purposes (i.e easy past message retrieval)
- Creation of map that has local groups with contact details on it
- Tickbox on sign-up page to accept push-notifications
- Short video (maybe localised) before the first tutorial in iD, that explains what OSM is all about
- Identifying & contacting new mappers as they join -- Belgium and Switzerland have models
Build tool to contact new mappers. The welcoming message will, ideally ** be personalised ** push people to come into contact with local groups ** let them know options available ** mention local upcoming events ** also, it will be followed-up after a few weeks/month (people have limited time)
Possible revitalisation of Welcome WG
Friendly reminders to decrease duration of mapping inactivity
- Drop-down list with current news (national/regional) on osm.org
OK, a week of Easter special.
More new Pokémon mappers, [edited] and more map data which is quite, err, not that quite above par. Well...
It has been a mighty long time since I documented some Street Art (the last was some Lions in Gedling, Gedling's obsession with stick-men, then in Wollaton Avenue but the main last entry was back in November).
(that variation appears to be positioning them on the street such that motorists get a sporting chance to mow the actual schoolchildren down, and only then are presented with a line of Plaster Children to warn them not to do so) (the school entrance is behind the photographer & in front of these
Next is a house-elf (at his feet are rescued cobbles from a Nottingham street):–
Bonjour à tous, j'utilise le site du cadaste belge pour numéroter correctement les bâtiments et entrer les adresses. ;) par ici http://ccff02.minfin.fgov.be/cadgisweb/?local=fr_BE
I've just uploaded some changes to this proposed road (I've also made it an associatedStreet Relation so that all the various connecting roads + roundabout(s) can be viewed):–
The map provided from the council shows it passing through the middle of some Retention Lagoons (I certainly hope not - our route misses them).
No GIS is available (that I know of) so I've used a combo of what appears to be a detailed, accurate (but tiny) map & a much larger, and out-of-date, inaccurate map to hand-draw as accurate a route as I can manage.
The planned Gedling Access Road (GAR) is a 3.8km road which will run from Mapperley Plains to the A612 at the Burton Road/Nottingham Road and Trent Valley Way junction.
Planning permission for the road was approved in December 2014. Construction works for the road is due to start in (Spring) 2017 with completion set for (Spring) 2019.
Laut seinem Blog-Beitrag "Friends de Tour" nutzt er neben Papierkarten OSM für den Feinabgleich und findet manches auch nur bei OSM - http://www.tour-de-friends.de/TR-Balkan/ Siehe auch: "Landkarte oder GPS?" - http://www.tour-de-friends.de/LandkarteOderGPS/
The extension of Magtymguly şaýoly west to the traffic circle on Köşi köçesi has been opened so I collected GPS traces today, tweaked the path of the street under construction, and removed the construction=yes tag. Ann held the iPhone to collect OpenStreetCam data, which allowed us to add bus stops on the new section of street and verify location of traffic lights (stoplights) and intersections. http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/479294344
Yet another first:– the first working farm that I've mapped (other, non-working, farms in Gedling have been Manor Farm Arnold Lane, Glebe Farm Lambley Lane, Phoenix Farm Arnold Lane 1, Phoenix Farm Arnold Lane 2 & Scot Grave Farm Arnold Road). You can find Gedling Wood Farm farmyard & fields here:
The farmer was enormously helpful; she made a photocopy of the field layout for me and named every field. In return I've spent an hour moving the existing landuse=farmland out of the way & have entered the first 6 fields on to the map. I like the way that they are rendered on the standard map; much more subtle than drawing the hedges in.
I've got one difficult decision to make. Ordnance Survey have two “Gedling Wood” on the map, which OSM have duplicated + added a third:–  is to the north & larger;  is invented;  is close to the farmhouse & smaller. The farmer named the field containing the smaller wood as “Little Wood”. I've got a suspicion that the farmer will know the names of the fields & woods better than the OS do, so am tempted to rename it (and remove the invented wood). Still, that is for tomorrow.
This is the farmhouse; it is ever so much older than you think (1600s - she named some feature about the windows as being an example of that period, but I could not retain it; naturally, the farmhouse also has a well):–
I've added all the farmer's names for the fields, and used hers' in preference to the OS duplicated names.
The farmer had an old embroidery on the mantelpiece which, when she gave me the photocopy, I realised was of those fields. It allowed me to realise the powerful sentiment that the family had for their plots. You only need to think about it a little to realise that those fields are the Farm, and are not just their livelihood but also their life.
This is the name of a street in nearby Lambley as well as the northernmost-field on the Gedling Wood Farm. I could not find the name in my Concise Oxford dictionary, but it turns out to be a typical East Midlands word:–
An East Midlands dialect word meaning a wooded valley ... a belt of trees along the bed of a small stream
...which is precisely what happens in this case (an unnamed stream which flows through Burton Joyce & eventually drains into the River Trent).
Buenos dias, estoy necesitando bajar un mapa de italia para mi GPS Garmin Nuvi250, alguien me puede ayudar? Gracias, bruno
It's not often that I get the chance to enter something utterly new onto the Map, so please forgive me if I crow a little about this one. However, it will not be very loudly since, although I'm most certainly not an arboriculturist, IMO this copse of trees should be levelled to the ground, burnt to ashes & started again from scratch.
IANAA makes a pleasant change to IANAL, does it not?
A circular copse of trees; close to though unconnected with local buildings, it stands amidst farmland and, whilst a couple of hedges and a small stand of trees connect, it is alone. On the ground, local trackways appear to get close, though none connect directly & few are officially mapped. Gedling Council have stated in connection with a Preservation Order on the copse (below) that “…the woodland had been a local landmark for over 100 years and makes an important contribution to the landscape.”
This is a distant view from the North-East (the copse starts at the break in the tree-line at the left):–
Owners:– Langridge Homes. The origin & history is unknown. The Gedling Access Road will pass close by to the north. The entire copse is subject to Tree Preservation Order No. 107 (pdf) (confirmed & served 2 March 2009 (pdf)), even though the NCC Senior Forestry Officer observed that “the woodland is showing signs of senescing with dead trees observed”. That latter sentence is clearly true with this closer view from the East, and even more obvious with the insect-ravaged hulk pictured below that:–
The Plantation is in desperate need of maintenance. The floor is littered with fallen trees & ivy is running rampant. I may well have been subject to wrongful mental jitters, but I could not stay inside, it was too distressing (the local historian on Jessop's Lane told me that
old_name=Hanging Lane, and that those condemned to die would be walked up the Lane to the gallows, stopping at the oldest house I've mapped so far en route; those gallows, of course, would have been positioned somewhere close to Harvey's Plantation).
17th Century Gallows
Walking home down Yew Tree Lane today (Sunday 16 April) on my way home after completing a survey on that Lane, and it affords a clear view of the hills. I realised for the first time that Harvey's Plantation sits on the crown of the highest local hill above all the houses beyond Jessops Lane (
Hanging Lane). In that moment I realised that, if the 17th Century Gallows was positioned on the hills beyond the houses, then it would be positioned on (and not close to) the current location of Harvey's Plantation.
This next photo incidentally shows that view (the Plantation is dead ahead):–