[Talk-GB] Ordnance Survey

Tim François sk1ppy14 at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Apr 5 15:43:28 BST 2010

So the solution is to just leave it blank?

I understand that with an area mapped there is less impetus to head on over and start making tracks and surveying. But just leaving the area blank when we have this fantastic opportunity to populate seems silly, no? This far down the line, it doesn't look like there are any mappers in the immediate area of which I was talking about.

I'd also like to point out that nowhere have I mentioned imports, bulk-imports or anything like that - I just wanna manually trace and manually add road names!!!

(Tom: I know you also mentioned remote mapping, which *is* what I meant, so thanks!!)


--- On Mon, 5/4/10, Tom Hughes <tom at compton.nu> wrote:

From: Tom Hughes <tom at compton.nu>
Subject: Re: Ordnance Survey
To: "Tim Francois" <sk1ppy14 at yahoo.co.uk>
Cc: russ at phillipsuk.org, "'OSM Talk-GB'" <Talk-GB at openstreetmap.org>
Date: Monday, 5 April, 2010, 15:26

On 02/04/10 12:02, Tim Francois wrote:

> I haven't done all the roads yet, nor named all of them, nor added any
> source tags (not sure which one yet). My intention is just to get the roads
> in to this forgotten area, for someone else to go verify them with a GPS
> later (though judging by the lack of tracks in the area, not many mappers
> about around here?). I added FIXME tags to most roads.

The problem is that experience has taught us that once an area has the look of having been mapped by having lots of roads in place it is much less likely that somebody local will jump in and start doing a proper survey of the area.

That's why we are much less keen on bulk imports and remote mapping from aerial images etc than we used to be.


-- Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)

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