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Bing maps

Posted by wilpin on 31 January 2012 in English (English)

Amazing, bing seems to be completely up to date in the south west of UK - bridges that were only built last year show up

Location: Topsham Ward, Exeter District, Devon, South West England, England, United Kingdom

happy transparent campers

Posted by wilpin on 14 August 2010 in English (English)

Interesting how caravan_sites are rendered when placed on top of forests. Not seen this before.

Location: Beurig, Saarburg, Trier-Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, European Union

fords

Posted by wilpin on 3 June 2010 in English (English)

looks like highway=ford is now rendered (at a high zoom level).
Anything else 'new'?

Location: Farringdon CP, East Devon District, Devon, South West England, England, United Kingdom

OpenStreetMap on Radio4 today

Posted by wilpin on 1 April 2010 in English (English)

OpenStreetMap on Radio4 today

Posted by wilpin on 1 April 2010 in English (English)

orchards

Posted by wilpin on 21 March 2010 in English (English)

Orchards are now rendered but at a higher zoom level, it seems

Location: Feniton CP, East Devon District, Devon, South West England, England, United Kingdom

Reindeer in Devon

Posted by wilpin on 1 January 2010 in English (English)

Looks like Donner and Blitzen got lost and settled in this somewhat remote part of Devon.
It's not very often you come across reindeer when mapping for OSM.

Location: Cotley Farm, Whimple CP, East Devon District, Devon, South West England, England, United Kingdom

masts risen from obscurity

Posted by wilpin on 19 November 2009 in English (English)

man_made:masts now seem to be rendered in Mapnik; anything else newish?

Location: Broadlands, Teignbridge District, Devon, South West England, England, United Kingdom

abandoned no more

Posted by wilpin on 6 November 2009 in English (English)

It looks like abandoned railway lines are at long last rendered.

Anything else 'new'?

Location: Ottery St Mary CP, East Devon District, Devon, South West England, England, United Kingdom

Uffculme,Devon

Posted by wilpin on 8 October 2009 in English (English)

Manage to do a lot of mapping of Uffculme and surrounding area before the rain. Coldharbour Mill is definitely worth visiting.

Some years ago its Fireworks factory went up in smoke - I remember this quite well ; does any oney know where it was located?

Location: Uffculme CP, Mid Devon District, Devon, South West England, England, United Kingdom

orchards

Posted by wilpin on 29 September 2009 in English (English)

tagging

landuse:orchard
trees:apple_trees

seems to be rendered showing a light brown background in Mapnik.

However,no green dots yet.

Perhaps,all the apples have been harvested...

Location: Whimple CP, East Devon District, Devon, South West England, England, United Kingdom

walking on water without getting wet

Posted by wilpin on 26 September 2009 in English (English)

Having mapped many of the streets of Teignmouth today I hadn't realised I'd performed a miracle - see map.

There are possibly three explanations:

1) my gps was giving me false readings

I checked it against Garmins GB map and the track more or less was spot on.

2) the tide was out

Could be, but it has been out ever since I moved to Devon (35 yrs)

3) the osm coastal data is not 100% accurate or up to date.

I wonder...

Location: Strand, Teignbridge District, Devon, South West England, England, United Kingdom

Ottery St Mary, emergency landing of viscount

Posted by wilpin on 18 September 2009 in English (English)

Plotted several footpaths along the Otter, south of Ottery St Mary trying to establish where a Viscount G-ARBY crash landed after running out of fuel in July 1980. I've only got one old BW photograph to help me narrow down the location but of course it happened over 20 yrs ago... - does any body know?

Possible location marked below:

viscount

Location: Bishop's Court Farm, Ottery St Mary CP, East Devon District, Devon, South West England, England, United Kingdom

Bishopsteignton, Devon

Posted by wilpin on 12 September 2009 in English (English)

Brilliant sunshine and glorious views of the Teign helped me map a bit more of Bishopsteignton. I've never seen a place where as you walk up - and I mean Up - a street unexpectedly changes its name.

Previously, Bishopsteignton has been labelled as a village, but it felt more like a town - admittedly there are appear to be only 2 shops. I wonder what the locals will call it.

Location: Buckland, Teignbridge District, Devon, South West England, England, United Kingdom

Exton Lympstone Cycle Path

Posted by wilpin on 2 September 2009 in English (English)

Plotted the footpath from Woodbury to Exton and the Lympstone to Exton projected cycle path . Looks like it will be finished in Spring 2010 - then the final bit between Exton and Topsham,one day...

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