[talk-au] Talk-au Digest, Vol 65, Issue 15

Ian Sergeant inas66+osm at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 03:26:44 GMT 2012


Please be careful that we are allowed to copy this data.

Confirm with the council that they allow this data to be used in OSM under
our licence, and post their response to the wiki.


On 21 November 2012 13:00, wil ly <rednorth at gmail.com> wrote:

> RE: tourist drives
> I just noticed today that Google Maps has tourist route shields, eg:
> https://www.google.com/maps?q=-28.333093,152.296257&hl=en&ll=-28.289266,152.124252&spn=0.500638,0.696945&num=1&t=m&z=11
> In this example, however, only the initial shield is displayed (possibly
> reflecting a paucity of road signage). In other locations, such as:
> https://www.google.com/maps?q=Tourist+Drive+23,+Landsborough,+Queensland,+Australia&hl=en&sll=-27.567038,151.976793&sspn=0.007875,0.01089&oq=tourist+drive&dirflg=ht&doflg=ptk&hnear=Tourist+Drive+23,+Landsborough+Queensland+4550,+Australia&t=m&z=14
> have far more shields displayed.
> I have also been in touch with Nathan of Southern Downs regional council
> in QLD who has given me 5 routes (1, 11, 12, 14, 21) so I'll put those in
> OSM.
> I asked him if he knew of any other council reps who could give me data,
> but I think it's going to be a matter of me contacting them myself. I also
> got a CD of PDFs from Mike Keenan (spelling?) at QLD Main Roads which show
> routes for many (most?) regional council areas of QLD. These maps have
> tourist routes marked but they are at a very small scale so digitising will
> cause errors... possibly.
> Wil
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