[Talk-GB] OS OpenData StreetView Tiles now available

Ed Avis eda at waniasset.com
Fri Apr 9 18:49:03 BST 2010

Steve Doerr <steve.doerr at ...> writes:

>In fact, filling in the 
>street-names of an area that's already been mapped strikes me as an ideal 
>project for a newcomer- especially if they haven't actually got a GPS.
>Personally, I would have thought that a bigger issue (than street-names) is 
>gathering POIs. I can see that, where the street layout is already mapped, 
>people are much less likely to be up for slogging around gathering 
>way-points for schools, churches, pubs, etc.

We could always deliberately delete some of the street layout and names
in order to motivate people to get out and map.

Personally, I would feel it greatly demotivating to feel I was spending my
mapping time surveying something that could equally well have been added by
using the taxpayer-funded and mostly high-quality OS data.

However, adding buildings from OS will provide an excellent newbie task:
finding name, address, and amenity for each building.

Ed Avis <eda at waniasset.com>

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