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Thoughts on nomination to the HOT Board

Posted by IknowJoseph on 15 January 2013 in English (English)

I have been nominated to the HOT Board, something I am extremely grateful for. I have written some brief and incomplete thoughts on the Board and my potential role in it here:

OpenStreetMap Oxford meet-up

Posted by IknowJoseph on 7 December 2012 in English (English)

A quick note about the recent OpenStreetMap Oxford meet-up and a bit of encouragement for people to organise their own local get togethers:

I initiated a meet-up for Oxfordshire based OSM folks via Lanyrd and sent a few tweets around. By the end of the evening we had about 10 people in attendance, representing everyone from the new-to-OSM to the very-experienced-indeed. A good time seemed to be had by all and there was much discussion of what future events, and mapping activities, might look like. I was especially pleased to get a copy of Richard Mann's fantastic Oxford Bus and Cycle Map (I Googled up some photos here). If you're interested in joining us next time, probably at the start of February 2013, keep an eye on Lanyrd Oxford and the Oxford talk list.

If you'd like to meet up with fellow mappers in your area, get arranging yourself a meet-up! Put something up on Lanyrd, tweet some people, email your local list and message nearby mappers. If your days are short and cold, as they are in Oxford, don't try to map anything, just go to a local pub. Presumably your local mapping colleagues are like minded, interesting and enjoyable folks.

Sociable mapping is much more enjoyable than going it alone!

Location: Grandpont, Oxford, Oxfordshire, South East, England, United Kingdom

OpenStreetMap, the game

Posted by IknowJoseph on 18 May 2010 in English (English)

Apologies for the blog spam, but I've just written this out and thought some readers here may be interested:

Demonstrating that OSM's Africa coverage is improving

Posted by IknowJoseph on 15 March 2010 in English (English)

Apologies for the blog spam, but I've just put a brief post up looking at how route finding software can show us that OSM's Africa coverage is improving. All you need is CloudMade's routing service and this post from the archives of 27 Months.

Cheers, Joseph

Extending the UK Pub completeness survey

Posted by IknowJoseph on 4 December 2009 in English (English)

The numbers still seem to be at c.38%, but this time I've made a map.

Cheers, Joseph

38.57% of UK pubs are on OpenStreetMap

Posted by IknowJoseph on 29 November 2009 in English (English)

That's how I worked it out at least.

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