Recent diary entries
Just seen an excellent real-time 3D map of Openstreetmap, the F4 map.
A really nice map fully dragable, change angles, etc in real time 3D. With excellent touches the animated cranes on the construction site and ships sailing. Probably my favourite OSM map.
Now that makes me want to properly map 3D buildings.
Anyone got any good examples of citys/areas which have the good 3D data?
Edited to add: PARIS http://map.f4-group.com/#lat=48.8494576&lon=2.3360330&zoom=18&camera.theta=71.946&camera.phi=42.915 If this is what the imported data quality there is no issue over quality, it's fantastic. and wow http://map.f4-group.com/#lat=48.8662960&lon=2.3125869&zoom=19&camera.theta=71.946&camera.phi=65.833
Sadly was working for a few days down that way last week. What a grim place. Multi-lane road and 70's office blocks. So I mapped a bit as I cannot imagine any London mapping parties around there.
A few months ago I started a mapping project for the UK football (soccer) grounds/stadiums.
Well now I am over a third of the way through with 55+ done so far...
Confusingly I have started alphabetically by stadium and not by club from the list I had and some stadium have been renamed, built new ones, etc.
Most had some sort of reference on OSM already and had only found a few that were not mapped at all.
It is interesting to see the level of mapping in the UK as I have been up and down UK (via Bing). Some has fantastic levels of detail, others are sparse. But best of all is the changes, in just a couple months, to the areas that I have back to again where another stadium in the same area or to check details.
I have decided to get all the 138 English and Scottish football league stadiums on OSM. It will take me months but I'll chip away.
Some local knowledge but mostly Bing tracing.
Done the A's on my list so far.
Adams Park, Wycombe Wanderers (http://osm.org/go/eus8~C2DW--)
Almondvale Stadium, Livingston (http://osm.org/go/evc~7xUzo--)
Amex/Falmer Stadium, Brighton and Hove Albion (http://osm.org/go/euq7FKbpg--)
Anfield, Liverpool (http://osm.org/go/euf9c2Gqv-)
Ashton Gate, Bristol City (http://osm.org/go/eukMSlLBl--)
One of these wasn't on the map and Already mass confusion on the names of 2 of them.
Linking to Wikipedia pages, operators, websites, adding addresses, Stands (sometimes at the moment as a separate building entity inside the stadium, still thinking of the best way to do this) among other info
I'll update the OSM wiki stub for stadium at some point to when I have seen the pitfalls/best way to map all of this.
With some users not signing off the new contributor terms to the new ODBL. I am starting to remove these problem users edits.
The problem is that a long time ago some users made rough maps of major roads, etc that others have done precise mapping on and they will all be lost as these ex-users throw their toys out of the pram.
So I am deleting the roads (or whatever) and recreate it.
The problem is have is sometimes it is painstakingly slow to tell who the original looking up the history of the way on the web.
I might even start deleting those that have declined and recreating their data.
Otherwise we will get big areas on the map with no data at some point.
What methods/tactics do others have for this?
Mapped roughly the Peak District National Park.
Just rekindled my interest in OSM after years of absence did some basic stuff and decided I wanted something bigger to do.
I noticed that we are lacking huge national Parks in the UK on OSM.
The best way I though to do this was to import data but I couldn't find anything easy to do this job. So I did it by hand well from my computer.
Using the information now available from OSOpenData I roughly mapped the the Peak District. Using Potlatch 2 as my editor I have now got a good-ish rough approximation of the Peak District. It took hours but I did it.
The boundary lines on the OpenData I used were large - probably hundreds of meters across and guessed the best I could. Now it is up to me and other mappers to map the boundaries in more detail.
Enjoy. I might try adding more national parks soon to get some green on the map of the UK. :)