Progress in Southampton

Posted by Chris Baines on 31 May 2013 in English (English)

For over a year now, since arriving in Southampton to study Computer Science at the University, I have been also working on improving OpenStreetMap. I forget how it I found out about the project, but initialy, I set about mapping in detail my hall of residence at Wessex Lane.

After that, I moved on to improving Highfield Campus, if I remember correctly, the first thing I did was to add all the missing buildings. I also began mapping in detail the residential areas that I frequently walked through when traveling to and from campus.

I also set about adding all the missing building outlines to the city centre, and surrounding areas. Currently, a large part of the middle of Southampton is mapped in some detail. Most of the buildings are present, and some of the buildings have the address information. A good way to look at this is using the ITO World map

Over the summer, I hope to add address information to the most of the buildings that I have added, that are currently missing it. Hopeully I will be able to join up the areas that I am mapping in the centre, with the excellent work going on to the west in Shirley

Location: Bevois Town, Southampton, South East, England, SO14 6GQ, United Kingdom

Comment from chillly on 1 June 2013 at 10:51

In case you haven't seen it yet, you can work out postcodes from the Office of National statistics Open Data that I maintain as a layer for Potlatch & JOSM. More details here:

Comment from Chris Baines on 1 June 2013 at 11:10

I have seen that before, but could not get it working in JOSM, however, upon trying again, it now works :) Thank you for putting it together, I should be able to get quite a lot of postcode coverage using it.

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