[Talk-GB] mapping tunnels
Phillip.Barnett at itn.co.uk
Fri Sep 28 13:15:46 BST 2007
There's a few road tunnels in the North Wales area (Conwy) which I've
just put as simple straight lines between entrance and exit, even though
they obviously curve, because I can't accurately survey them.
In this case, I'd say topology beats geographic accuracy.
After all, nobody is likely to use OSM for excavation purposes, or to go
off-road hiking in a tunnel...
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Subject: [Talk-GB] mapping tunnels
Does anyone have any suggestions how to map a long tunnel? I know how to
tag the ways, the issue is where does the tunnel go. You can't exactly
get a GPS trace! I want to map the tunnels under the Mersey. The
queensway tunnel has 3 exits, all at slightly odd angles and there is a
junction in the middle of the tunnel.
Do you think I could figure out some reasonable positions using a cars
odometer and a compass? Or does it not really matter that much?
Another option just occurred, the tunnel was started in 1925, so any
maps from that era would be out of copyright. Perhaps a trip to the
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