[OSM-talk] Another argument for Open Street Data ?
p.weber at ucl.ac.uk
Mon Nov 12 12:06:26 GMT 2007
Maybe with OSM data this would have been fixed long ago? I wonder how it
takes for changes in TeleAtlas/Navteq Data to travel down to the end user ?
Village crashes blamed on sat nav
* Villagers in Carmarthenshire say they fear restoration work is being
damaged by drivers using satellite navigation. *
Residents in Llangadog said trucks and lorries were smashing into
buildings that have already had thousands of pounds spent on them.
One property, once thought to have been a toll house, has been hit three
The Townscape Heritage Initiative, which oversees the restoration work,
said there was growing concern over the rise in traffic through the
Around £1.5m is being spent restoring landmark properties in Llangadog
The Townscape officer for Carmarthenshire Council, Roger Morgan, said
Llangadog residents were convinced that satellite navigation was to
blame for the damage.
"It's a very small narrow road and these large lorries are coming
through the village and causing problems for everyone," he said.
An office used by an architectural consultant in the village has taken
the brunt of the damage.
"Since the lime rendering has been applied to the front of the building
it has been damaged at least three times," said Mr Morgan.
* 'Mounting concern' *
In August, the Vale of Glamorgan council became so concerned over
lorries being sent along narrow roads near St Hilary it began trials of
a sign warning drivers to ignore sat-nav directions.
In the same month, a Polish lorry driver became trapped for three hours
at Ty Croes in Carmarthenshire after following sat-nav directions.
Roger Morgan said there was "mounting concern" in Llangadog at the
number of heavy vehicles using routes to cross from the Black Mountain
in the Brecon Beacons through the Llangadog area.
"There has been a tremendous increase in traffic and there's no reason
for it to come over the Black Mountain unless they have been directed
that way," he said.
"I think the thing is to stop them coming over the mountain by telling
them not to use the route from a sat-nav point of view."
Story from BBC NEWS:
Published: 2007/11/11 10:24:14 GMT
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