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Gamston and Bassingfield, Nottinghamshire

Posted by kevjs1982 on 3 May 2009 in English (English)

Taking advantage of the improving weather I have started to fill in some of the blanks on the maps.

Today I have again tried to survey the Knightshayes development in Gamston. Using my memory and a few GPS traces has gotten a reasonable street layout, although inevitably in need of tidying up. This is one of those new estates where the service roads and residential roads blend into one, lots of little branches off it, and is also GPS blackhole (every time I go in that estate my GPS (both my C905 and an old Bluetooth unit) get lost). It is still under construction so some parts are fenced off (although judging by how tidy it was behind the fences they are ready to open the street if they can find anyone who wants to buy. Not quite as fully mapped as the Lady Bay area mind, but then again I didn't see anything apart from homes and parking space after parking space.

Getting further out I have added Bassingfield to the map, along with some local lanes/paths that branch out from it - nightmare to map as there is a lot of semi-abandoned construction so it's hard to tell where the public rights of way are, what are temporary roads, and what (if anything) will be new.

I have also been banging my head against the wall trying to plot stuff.

Poltatch has been running extremely slowly since the API update, JSOM confuses the hell out of me, and Merkaartor seams to be wonderful but it keeps crashing - argh! - I have attempted some four times to plot some more paths round Colwick Park, and the Netherfield Retail Park/Industrial estate to no avail.

Location: Gamston, Rushcliffe, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, England, United Kingdom

Comment from Richard on 4 May 2009 at 09:47

When you say "running slowly", what's slow - loading, saving, moving around the map, or...?

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Comment from kevjs1982 on 4 May 2009 at 10:13

Loading and Saving - took over half an hour to fail to load an area of around 1 km2, and still failed to load half the points. Sunday is normally slow enough anyway, but it's now unusable on Sundays - and the rest of the week is Sunday speeds.

Actually using it once loaded is still as snappy as ever. :o)

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Comment from chillly on 4 May 2009 at 10:53

Saving any substantial change in Potlatch has been noticeably slower since APIv0.6. I have even given up. Sometimes downloads are slow too. Downloads to JOSM have also usually taken longer. Downloads of quite large areas of a city in JOSM, which used to work well, now give an error (can't remember what), so I have had to edit in chunks. Uploads in JOSM seem about the same as before the change.

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