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New footpaths

Posted by kenguest on 16 May 2011 in English (English)

Some new footpaths are being constructed in a few areas around Nenagh town - also I've noticed a few planning permission notices up. I really must check what they are about and if they might mean I've some updating to do.

Top Part Nenagh

Posted by kenguest on 7 March 2011 in English (English)

Finally got around to adding/renaming the motor factors near the Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh to the map. Well, it was certainly about time!

Location: Nenagh North, Nenagh West Urban, Nenagh, County Tipperary, Munster, Ireland

Added a missing backroad or two over the weekend

Posted by kenguest on 24 January 2011 in English (English)

Managed to add a missing back-road or two near Cloughjordan over the weekend. Rather happy about that!

New access point/roundabout into Fairgreen, Carlow

Posted by kenguest on 12 January 2011 in English (English)

There's a new roundabout / access road into the Fairgreen shopping centre from Barrack Street in Carlow - spotted it yesterday when going to Argos to get a new scratching post for lil' merlyn. Must add it at some stage!

Location: Carlow, Carlow Rural, Carlow Municipal District, County Carlow, Leinster, Ireland

New public car park in Nenagh added to OSM.

Posted by kenguest on 7 January 2011 in English (English)

I've recently added the new Scouts Hall car park (open since just before Christmas if I'm correct) to the Open Street Map coverage of Nenagh.

Location: Nenagh North, Nenagh West Urban, Nenagh, County Tipperary, Munster, Ireland

Ireland - getting ready to ref roads branching off the R430

Posted by kenguest on 10 November 2010 in English (English)

I've noticed some indication of new road signs going up for signing tertiary and unclassified roads branching off the R430 between Abbeyleix and Carlow. The posts are there - now they just need to bolt on the actual signs!

Location: Garrintaggart, Blandsfort ED, Spink, County Laois, Leinster, Ireland

openstreetmap in local media

Posted by kenguest on 15 February 2010 in English (English)

just spotted my article on openstreetmap in this week's tipptatler -

Slow day - some updates to Carlow and Roscrea

Posted by kenguest on 13 January 2010 in English (English)

Not been feeling up to much today - added some detail in Carlow town and corrected some of the road layout towards the Benamore Business Estate to/from N7 bypass of Roscrea.

Location: Carlow, Carlow Rural, Carlow Municipal District, County Carlow, Leinster, Ireland

gps unit for sale on ibood

Posted by kenguest on 22 May 2009 in English (English)

I've nothing to do with except that I'm a happy customer of theirs after having bought a lenovo laptop off them a year or so ago.

Thought I'd mention, for one day only [as it always is with iBood], they are selling a i-gotU GT-120 USB GPS Receiver Travel Logger for 40 euro - details at

Pertinent Details are:
Built-in SiRF StarIII low-power chipset
Programmable log interval: 1 sec - 60 minutes
Average acquisition time for cold start: < 60 sec., warm start: < 38 sec.

it might be the one piece of hardware you need to kickstart a more active approach to do openstreetmap mapping ;-)

new estates in Nenagh

Posted by kenguest on 23 April 2009 in English (English)

I've traced some estates in Nenagh which I tracked recently - scary to realise how many are incomplete.
I'll upload the actual .gpx some time soon - honest!

Location: Ballygraigue Road, Nenagh East Urban, Nenagh, County Tipperary, Munster, Ireland

mapping after the move

Posted by kenguest on 5 December 2008 in English (English)

Some of you may be aware that I have recently moved home from Dublin to Nenagh in County Tipperary. I'm going to use my daily commute in to the Limerick office (until I get broadband at home at which stage I'll WFH most of the time) to map the various routes betwixt and between.

Today I did a quick map/data-gathering of Plassey Village opposite University Limerick - footpaths not included as I was in the car at the time.