OpenStreetMap

A few weeks ago I was told by a Lorry driving friend that a new Truck only service station had opened nearby. I was quite surprised as Lorry driving infrastructure is normally not the best in the UK, and I was quite surprised to see a brand new facility.

Based on dash-cam footage they showed me and Bing aerial images, I attempted to get as much information as possible.

Before:

After:

Detail:

So while I was waiting for the render to cache on my PC (despite my work computer, and various phones all updating faster) I went out and did some exploring with Street Complete. It makes adding addresses and other buildings when you are out on a survey much much easier. And while I as only me journey, I discovered a brand new mini-housing development that didn’t even show on Bing maps satellite imagery yet, so it was very useful to go for a bit of a walk.

Location: Rothwell, North Northamptonshire, East Midlands, England, United Kingdom

Comment from Claudius Henrichs on 23 November 2021 at 08:51

Thanks for going the extra mile (literally) to add all those details. The only items that you might want to revisit is the amenity names. I doubt the cafes all just double the name of the installation. Quick online search suggests they may have different names, but best to verify on the ground.

Comment from Marcos Dione on 23 November 2021 at 12:55

while I was waiting for the render to cache on my PC

next time Control-F5 :)


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