[Talk-GB] PROPOSAL - Hampshire footpaths fill the gap party
nick at hogweed.org
Tue Aug 7 13:06:57 BST 2007
In the past two weeks or so, due to mapping by myself and (I guess) Andy
Street, the gap in footpath mapping between the Southampton and
Petersfield/Midhurst areas is starting to close. Therefore, given that I've
got plans to go out into that area again in the next few weeks, there's a
real possibility that - with help - the gap could be completely closed,
offering the possibility of a near-continuous swathe of footpath mapping
stretching 50-odd miles from the New Forest in the southwest to the Haslemere
area in the northeast.
However I'd need help to do this. So what I propose is a mapping weekend -
sometime before the end of October - to fill the gap, focusing on the upper
Meon Valley area. This would be geared primarily at walkers (but there are a
few bridleways for off road cyclists) but it could possibly offer a
breakthrough in countryside mapping in OSM and promote the use of Freemap and
OSM for walkers.
So please let me know if you're interested with preferred dates. I can
basically do any weekend in the period except those of September 1/2, and
October 14/15 (proposed Winchester party).
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