Re my previous diary entry the mapping party is happening!
Sign up on the OSM wiki here
Lanyrd for the event here
More details on my blog, and cake map, here
I’ve also blogged a bit about the new section that needs to be mapped (Section 2 on my cake map)
Finally, have a look at these pictures to get an idea of what needs to be mapped - again, mainly section 2:
I’m contemplating organising a mapping party on the evening of Wednesday 9 April, to map the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which opens finally in post-Olympic mode, the weekend before.
My musings are here: http://blog.oomap.co.uk/2014/03/mapping-the-queen-elizabeth-olympic-park/
Wiki page for the mapping party here: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/London
Lanyrd here: http://lanyrd.com/2014/mapthepark/
I've written a review of the OpenStreetMap book by Frederik Ramm, Jochen Topf and Steve Chilton: http://oliverobrien.co.uk/2011/02/openstreetmap-using-and-enhancing-the-free-map-of-the-world/
I've also been using OpenStreetMap for some of my projects - for example it has provided the street network for this routed animation of the bike share scheme in London: http://oliverobrien.co.uk/2011/02/boris-bikes-flow-video-now-with-better-curves/
Nike is running a social-media based game on the streets of inner London on Friday - website is http://www.nikegrid.com/ The idea is to run from phonebox to phonebox, phoning in at each one to get points. An innovative, Web 2.0-take on street orienteering.
The dynamic maps they are using are black-and-white filtered Microsoft Virtual Earth aerial imagery, delivered via Flash, with appropriate credit and weblink to Bing. The static version of the maps is based on OSM data - but you wouldn't know without looking carefully, as there's absolutely no attribution on this derived work. Several printed, folded copies of the maps have also been left in each of the phoneboxes concerned.
It's such an awesome idea I feel kind of bad calling them out on this, but it would be nice if they credited the project. (I did contact them a couple of days ago, without success.) I'm in two minds really - should we be concerned if companies use our work without attribution? Quite a few people consider their edits to be public domain. Does it really matter?
Full measured grumble on my blog: http://blog.oobrien.com/2010/04/nike-grid/
I now have a list of the top z=12 tiles in the UK for where there are "orphaned" bus-stops, i.e. likely to be lots of missing roads in these areas.
The list is here: http://splintmap.geog.ucl.ac.uk/~ollie/lonelybuses/stats.php
More info about this on my blog:
My club will be using these maps for two planned "Street-O" races - on Tuesday 9 March in Twickenham (west London) and Tuesday 13 April in the Isle of Dogs (east London). More details at http://www.sloweb.org.uk/streeto/
OpenOrienteeringMap is at: http://oobrien.com/oom/
OpenOrienteeringMap now covers the whole world rather than just Great Britain.
e.g. The Forbidden City:
So, there's OpenCycleMap, OpenPisteMap, OpenHikingMap and OpenWhitewaterMap.
...and now there's OpenOrienteeringMap. UK coverage only at the moment, and the tiles are generated on-the-fly (and cached) so might be a bit slow in places.
The styling, symbology and colours aim to match those in the ISOM spec (PDF).
I particularly like the way Milton Keynes has come out.
Anyone know of parks or other areas in the UK which have been OpenStreetMapped to incredible detail (e.g. individual prominent trees, different terrain types)? I would like to highlight these and see how they come on the map. BestOfOSM.org doesn't have much in the way of UK examples unfortunately.
I was MTB'ing at Bedgebury Forest in Kent yesterday - I went along the 13km headline Red Singletrack Trail. The GPX has come out pretty well and so is now in OpenStreetMap as a relation.
Recent changes I've made - Red/orange this weekend, green/yellow last week.
I've been making quite a few updates to East London recently, including:
Three of us went to Danbury, a historic village in Essex that was completely unmapped on OSM, and mapped it. The party render is here. It was one of the coldest (and shortest) days of the year, but we got the bulk of the village done in around two hours.