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Good Day from Temecula, California!
A few weeks ago, I stumbled across the Night of the Living Maps Project:
If anybody's thinking about jumping aboard an all nighter on OSM on Tuesday night, here's what approximately 8 mapping hours worth of JOSM Bing traces would look like in the open country for a single mapper (the area started off with TIGER and GNIS data):
Sorry folks, this Temecula mapper can't be a zombie during the week...gotta work! But I've gave this countryside area east of Temecula nearly 8 hours of attention during last several days in dedication to Night of the Living Maps and plan to finish the rest of the Benton Road segment soon. Have fun on Tuesday!
Will be back in town wrapping up the detailed mapping of Temecula's Pechanga Parkway corridor once Benton Road is done.
Tip: Make sure you have an updated JOSM version with the 'F'-key shortcut feature which will make connecting the nodes of all of those natural areas much faster.
I haven't posted in my diary for a while, but have been busy putting new things on Temecula CA's map while maintaining the old stuff.
A special thanks to all of the 'visiting' contributors for photo surveying the street names and refining the tagging during the last several months. It took local knowledge, recording data while doing business at various places, conducting detailed surveys, the help of other mappers, and tracing the Bing Imagery to make this possible.
We'll I've got to get back to the map. Happy New Year!
Projects I'm currently doing:
Detailed mapping of the Temecula Parkway Corridor
Ongoing local data collection/updates
Temecula Parkway Corridor east of Margarita Road
Other Detailed Work:
Pechanga Resort & Casino Game/Restaurant Locations
--no, I do not gamble there :)
Old Town Temecula Shop Survey:
Temecula Post Office Amenity Survey:
In response to Project HotSpot (well, not really; the job started beforehand), details were added to a couple of the Inland Empire's tourist attractions and a small family fun center:
Old Town Temecula:
Pechanga Resort & Casino:
Mulligan Family Fun Center:
Obviously, much more work still needs to be done along the surrounding areas.
Temecula, California is well known for its climate, hot-air ballons, numerous golf courses, popular wineries within the eastern countryside, an active historic downtown, and gateway to "Little Las Vegas" (aka Pechanga Resort) at the Pechanga Indian Reservation.
Between last summer 'til now, portions of the OSM map of Temecula have turned from a simple collection of white TIGER street imports into one of the most detailed free maps of Temecula. OSM perhaps now has the most current map layout of the road network within the massive Pechanga Resort and Casino. Much work still needs to be done!
The developing detailed map is and will be done mainly through tracing the Yahoo imagery combined with local knowledge, recording data while riding the roads as a passenger, and conducting detailed surveys.