[OSM-talk] Field boundaries
mikh43 at googlemail.com
Fri Sep 25 17:39:49 BST 2009
... At least I don't spend all my time on OSM - sometimes I'm one of those
guys who puts the waymarks in place (sometimes after walking down the wrong
side of the hedge because the b****y OS 1:25k has a registration error (or
is just plain wrong!). I do always try to orient the waymark with enough
exaggeration to indicate which side of the hedge is going to work! (Straight
ahead is not much use if it points along the hedge!).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nick Whitelegg [mailto:Nick.Whitelegg at solent.ac.uk]
> Sent: 25 September 2009 10:43
> To: Dave F.
> Cc: talk at openstreetmap.org
> Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Field boundaries
> >>I believe Andy R is. Field boundaries would also be a great help in
> >> navigation stuff I'm working on.
> >> I think most people who map the countryside do map gates and stiles
> >> Nick
> >We do,
> I know, because I'm one of them ;-)
> >but sometimes that's not quite enough. I had a path that ran
> >to a hedge but there was no clear indication which side it was on
> >either on the ground or the OS 1:25k.
> Just to check, and apologies if I'm telling you the complete
> obvious: make sure that the OS 1:25000 map is not the only
> evidence you have of which side of the hedge the path goes.
> Make sure there's some evidence on the ground as well e.g. a
> way marker. Otherwise if you use that to decide where the
> path goes it's probably breach of copyright.
> >I went down the wrong side &
> >had to double back.
> It's happened to me before where a way marker tells me I went
> wrong at the other end. I think I've doubled back once or
> twice but sometimes haven't bothered because the difference
> between one side and the other is less than the GPS
> resolution. It would be more important in these cases to note
> where the hedge is with respect to the correct course of the path.
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