OpenStreetMap

Mapping Northampton!

Posted by Object on 11 February 2024 in English.

Hello hello strange website I do not fully understand! I have begun mapping out my Town! The grand town of Northampton! I saw a lot of the suburbs, and even parts of the town centre were missing residential housing features, so I began adding buildings on a road I know quite well as I used to live there. I know I missed a few sheds, but I am not about to guesstimate their locations under trees. Cheers!

Location: Northampton, West Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom

Discussion

Comment from b-unicycling on 11 February 2024 at 18:21

Welcome to this noble cause!

It’s very much a learning by doing and learning by asking around, in my experience.

You have your work cut out for yourself in Northampton anyways.

Comment from silversurfer83 on 11 February 2024 at 19:28

Nice of you to publicly say Hello :)

Welcome and happy mapping

Comment from chris_debian on 12 February 2024 at 18:11

Well done.

Have you tried it with AI assistance?

https://rapideditor.org/

This is a powerful tool, but remember the responsibility is yours, when you edit the map, so don’t just blindly follow the suggestions. For example, a shadow or a group of trees could be wrongly interpreted. Perhaps use it to inform your mapping?

Cheers,

Chris

Comment from 0235 on 13 February 2024 at 11:22

There is someone very active in southwest Northampton who is a brilliant template for what can be achieved, especially how they handle roads, crossings, curbs etc.

Northampton is a large place, and will be a big task, as it has some very empty areas.

Make sure to check out the osm wiki for help, and we are lucky in the UK we have “cadastral parcels” which you can use to perfectly lined up the satellite images with the real world!

Best of luck!

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