[OSM-dev] [OSM-talk] FW: OSM stats quote for a paper
Phillip.Barnett at itn.co.uk
Fri Sep 21 15:10:20 BST 2007
There are 7845 miles of trunk roads, including motorways in the UK.
740,000 named roads, and 'over two million miles' of road network in the
UK, according to the OS
That presumably excludes Ireland though.
That means about 3 percent of the total UK roads was mapped in the past
6 months, if we assume most of the OSM mapping was done in the UK (a
quick look at the map indicates this)
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To: Frederik Ramm
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Subject: Re: [OSM-dev] [OSM-talk] FW: OSM stats quote for a paper
On 21/09/2007 13:51, Frederik Ramm wrote:
> So if that data is to be believed, around 66 thousand kilometres of
> roads have been added in the UK and Ireland during the last 6 months.
> (Reality check, anyone - is that figure probable?)
If anything it sounds a bit low to me. I estimate that I have personally
added around 1,000 km of roads in the year I have been mapping, and
that's by bike. People who've been mapping the larger scale road network
by car must have travelled substantially longer distances, even though
the time involved may be similar.
I estimate Cambridge has about 600km of road for a population of
110,000. So does 1km ~= 200 people in populated areas?
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