[OSM-talk] The OSM Crossroads Challenge
john at mckerrell.net
Thu Nov 16 22:07:32 GMT 2006
Annoyingly I have actually completed the Trans Pennine Trail, which
is the British stretch of E8. I did it on my bike in June and carried
GPS equipment the entire way. Unfortunately it died shortly after we
started so was dead weight most of the way!
Doubt I'll be doing the whole thing again any time soon but I know
I'll be able to add some of the local stretches fairly soon (I
definitely have some GPS traces for a few tiny bits in OSM already).
On 16 Nov 2006, at 20:46, Andy Robinson wrote:
> Nick Whitelegg wrote:
>> Sent: 16 November 2006 7:38 PM
>> To: talk at openstreetmap.org
>> Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] The OSM Crossroads Challenge
>>> There are a number of isolated sections done across the UK from
>>> both the
>>> and the E8. If those sections (ways) that are there already can
>>> have the
>>> additional tag era:route=E2 or era:route=E8 added then we have the
>>> opportunity to monitor overall progress.
>> If the E2 follows the route of the North Downs Way east of
>> Guildford, I did
>> bit of it at the Surrey weekend. Sadly most of the rest of it is
>> out of my
>> range.... but the idea of collaborative mapping of long-distance
>> paths is a
>> good one - there's likely one not too far wherever you are in the
> That was the idea Nick. They are simply too long to do on your own
> I guess some long distance walkers try to knock these off the same
> way that
> "because its there" gets done. As you say, a good proportion of our
> editors probably live within striking distance of part of one of these
> routes and it's the type of objective that OSM was made for being a
> rather than local phenomenon.
> I'm sure the same could be done with European road numbers but they
> normally major routes and would get priority in OSM edits anyway.
> are a real challenge!
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