European city of Culture 2010 : Guimarães, Portugal

Posted by bri g on 31 October 2011 in English (English)

I noticed that Guimarães in Portugal is due to be the European City of culture 2012. A quick look on the map suggests that this town could benefit from some armchair mapping and of course some extensive on the ground survey work.

I will make a start on some of the Bing tracing, but I hope some of the OSM team will contribute also. hope to see this part of the map grow a little, and lets hope some of the Portuguese OSM team can add their local knowledge.

cheers bri

Location: Salgueiral, Creixomil, Guimarães, Braga, Ave, North, 4815, Portugal

Comment from chriscf on 31 October 2011 at 21:50

It looks like you might be 11 months too late ;-)

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Comment from joakimfors on 7 November 2011 at 10:45

I've been doing a bit of armchair mapping in and around Guimarães. I'm a bit confused about the usage of the different highway classifications in Portugal though. Seems there are a lot of roads tagged as tertiary around Guimarães that I'd personally would tag as just residential/unclassified. Perhaps I'm just too used to mapping in Sweden and Finland where there are significantly fewer roads. ;)

I found the Portugese wiki page here on OSM and used Google translate to try and understand when to use the different highway values in Portugal. However, it would be nice if someone who spoke Portugese or is involved with Portugese mapping could add a proper English translation. Would be a lot easier to help then. :)

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