Activity 2

Posted by Govanus on 24 April 2013 in English (English)

I looked at some local areas to were I live in Newbury and Oxford and try to fill in some of the Garage [block] driveway roads and interlinking footpaths that are oftern ignored in large maps targeted more at drivers.

I did some croschecking with site vists to some and a few other means for others. It is fun to see that OSM is now showing roads that Google maps only can hint at; with the ocasional opertune streetveiw! Newbury contains like other places in the UK roads that don't work like a normal road you can drive down. these example I was working on oftern end their name in Walk and have only a footpath were the road goes and the front gardens comeing upto it from the houses on both sides. So you can only walk to these houses. Restictions are light and just phsycal so takeing a horse though {that didn't eat the flowerbeds} would probably work.

The density is quite large in the area I was working in

Comment from Tom Chance on 25 April 2013 at 08:57

That's really useful work, thanks.

Comment from Rovastar on 25 April 2013 at 12:09

Welcome to openstreetmap editing.

I did some changes years ago to both Newbury and Oxford when I used to work and live down there.

For Newbury surely the, what I call "new", town centre shopping centre has been finished now. If you are that way maybe you could add that rather than the current construction site.

Comment from Govanus on 1 May 2013 at 20:42

Thank you both.

I took a look at your suggestion to redo Newbury's parkway conversion from backyards to a semi-open shopping centre. There is a website linked via the councils parking pages. That gives a lot of detail into the facilities and and shopping layout including360degree photographs.

It made me think about how to define parking and the work of others. The UK state rules are able to define very precisely with lots of parameters. The signs can be very wordy with multiple statements.

I think the easiest way forward is to define each independent clause as a equation in a string of them. if a common agreed format is used for all the parameters they should be at least partially machine comprehendable.

The parameters in each clause are:-

Type of vehicles - there is a long list of types definable including things like horse drawn vehicles (different to ridden horses or the category for wild horses), bikes, cattle, amphibians (animal), tractors, rickshaws, tanks & military vehicles, and tractors etc. Owner of Vehicle groups - "Railway Vehicles", police {large companies and categories} Purpose - "access only", taxi, local bus, Private hire, etc Generic groups-"local residents", "shoppers only" {loose terms not highly defined} Local Generic groups -like local residency schemes, or amenity users {specified locally or refer directly to something close by.} Specific groups - defined just at that site Disabled and family categories - these are mix of sites for badged and unbadged users with special needs like space for wheelchair lifts, prams, crates etc..

type of stay - stopping, waiting, parking, loading, etc [note provide for subgroups like unload or load only etc] this could be expanded later for combinations of activity though clauses can work complementary to each other maybe?


I am running low on time as write this so I may need to continue this later...

Start of period End of period length of stay Penalty period time not allowed to return again

times need to defined with:-

Dates Holidays events months days of the week year

\combine with\ am or pm day or night lighting up time -official registering it is getting dark [obviously varies during the year}

time in years,months,days,hours, minutes and seconds - both as time in the day and for durations. {other time measurements when applicable}

some sites get complex with a lot of clauses. while other just use a loose term like "access only", "residents only' -often as a get out exception to a rule sign prohibiting thing as well as parking.

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