[OSM-talk] Rutland - collecting POIs
80n80n at gmail.com
Tue Oct 10 12:20:51 BST 2006
There is some small interest in the Rutland event from the folks on
Wikipedia. They have been compiling a list of places that we might be able
to help with. A lot of them are POIs. This looks like an opportunity to
kill two birds with one GPS unit and a camera. See
On 10/10/06, Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net> wrote:
> This weekend is the Rutland mapping party. I hope the non-UK members
> of the list will excuse me sending a Rutland-related posting to the
> main list, as the general approach could be relevant to other mapping
> weekends. (Follow-ups could go to talk-midlands if it drifts off the
> general point.)
> By the end of the weekend I hope we'll have all of Rutland's roads,
> plus a smattering of footpaths and cycleways. But as we're passing,
> should we try and mark a few Places of Interest, too?
> Three that spring to mind are tourist locations; pubs; and churches.
> There are doubtless many more possibilities, but we won't have time to
> do everything, and concentrating on a couple will make it much more
> likely that we get consistent coverage. Rich data like this makes it
> easier for us to produce real-world maps that will be of interest to
> the great unwashed - I don't believe there is yet a Rutland pub map in
> existence, for example.
> Mindful of David S's point that OSM shouldn't try to do everything,
> that some things are best left outside the OSM database and reserved
> for mashups, the POIs could be stored somewhere else if need be.
> Would this approach find favour, and if so - given Rutland's
> predominantly rural character - what should we concentrate on?
> talk mailing list
> talk at openstreetmap.org
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