[Talk-GB] London Olympics
Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists)
ajrlists at googlemail.com
Fri Dec 12 11:43:49 GMT 2008
Tom Chance wrote:
>Sent: 12 December 2008 11:01 AM
>To: talk-gb at openstreetmap.org
>Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] London Olympics
>On Fri, 12 Dec 2008 10:23:41 -0000, "Andy Robinson \(blackadder-lists\)"
><ajrlists at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Which brings us to another point. We have nearly 4 years to map all the
>> Olympic venues.
>I wonder if there's scope to do some interesting maps that nobody else will
>provide as well / quickly? Or to encourage others to use OSM for their
>- first to have it all on the map with good detail
>- great information and routing for cyclists and pedestrians
>- 'alternative' visitor info like genuinely sustainable places to eat,
>perhaps link up with the LA21 Green Map people
>There will be lots of organisations who might use OSM maps in reports / web
>sites coming up if we alert them, I know lots of them through work as we
>wrote the sustainability strategy and political activity (e.g. London21,
>nef, WWF, Green Party, London Citizens). I'm sure we collectively know
>loads of others.
If we want to compete we will have to be smart. The big Olympic
corporate/sponsorship engine will start to roll soon and I'm sure that will
include maps with everything from Bank cashpoints, burger bars and soft
drinks stalls, all courtesy of sponsorship and deep corporate pockets. They
will be handing out "free" maps, probably every visitor and competitor will
get one. They will undoubtedly look slick and have had some considerable
money spent on their format. The same will apply I'm sure to the online
This is the online map for Beijing for inspiration.
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