[Talk-GB] Workington Bridges

Gregory nomoregrapes at googlemail.com
Wed Apr 21 18:53:13 BST 2010


This is kind of the idea I had, but I don't think anyone really has the
ability to be on task force. Often my only barrier would be travel(public
transport) and accommodation costs. For others there are work and family
commitments.

I think I might do some Workington OS tracing around the bridges/river yet
clearly leave most of the town untouched. I have a friend who lives locally
that I want to brag about the bridges too and it might get her interested.
I'll document anything I do on the Cumbria wiki page:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Cumbria

On 21 April 2010 05:35, John Robert Peterson <jrp.crs at gmail.com> wrote:

> This may be tantamount to hijacking a perfectly good forum post, and
> for that I apologise, but how's this for an idea:
>
> Form a mapping taskforce -- a group of dedicated seasoned mapping
> party attendants. When an area is put forward for requiring imediate
> attention (workington being a suitable example) the area is imediatly
> updated to the best level of information avilaable from any available
> source, then the task force arainges a mapping party in the area a
> short period (months or weeks) later to perfect it, spreading into
> neighboring areas where time allows.
>
> Locals would be pulled in to the effort through local media advertising.
>
> JR
>
>
>
>
> On 21 April 2010 11:51, Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists)
> <ajrlists at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > Gregory wrote:
> >>Sent: 21 April 2010 11:38 AM
> >>To: Tim François
> >>Cc: OSM Talk-GB
> >>Subject: Re: [Talk-GB] Workington Bridges
> >>
> >>The bridges look good, but the town is clearly lacking.
> >>Now we have OS Street View, we could quickly respond to natural disasters
> >>by improving the mappedness of the area.
> >>
> >>Of course the argument still remains that it can mean the area never gets
> >>well mapped. But think, if people see their local bridges in a news story
> >>about the fastest responding map, and then just out of town their street
> is
> >>missing or they go for walks in the Cumbria countryside, they could be
> >>encouraged to get adding to the amazing OSM.
> >>Even better would be if 1-2 months later a mapping party, or just a
> >>talk/workshop was held locally, but I don't know that anyone is around or
> >>able to travel there to do so.
> >>
> >
> > We had a discussion about this point during the Kidderminster mapping
> party
> > on Saturday. Our decision (relating to the Black Country in our case) was
> > that we would use OS OpenData StreetView, especially in partly mapped
> areas,
> > but we would record some info on the wiki for each area covered so that
> we
> > know which locations (slices of the cake) need still to have a ground
> > survey. It also permits a local mapper to bag a spot for ground surveying
> if
> > they would prefer to work with a blank canvas. I'd encourage mappers who
> are
> > tempted to map "off-piste" to document what they are doing on an
> appropriate
> > wiki page for the area in question. That at least informs others that
> come
> > along later.
> >
> > As for Workington, I'm up in the area in a couple of weeks and if I have
> > time I'll drop by and do a check of the bridges if someone hasn't got
> there
> > before me.
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > Andy
> >
> >
> >>
> >>On 21 April 2010 02:39, Tim François <sk1ppy14 at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>I think that was the one they 'officially opened' on the One Show
> yesterday
> >>(BBC 1, on the iPlayer now) with a load of RiverDance girls - I kid you
> >>not....
> >>
> >>Tim
> >>
> >>--- On Wed, 21/4/10, Russ Phillips <russ at phillipsuk.org> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>       From: Russ Phillips <russ at phillipsuk.org>
> >>       Subject: [Talk-GB] Workington Bridges
> >>       To: "OSM Talk-GB" <Talk-GB at openstreetmap.org>
> >>       Date: Wednesday, 21 April, 2010, 10:34
> >>
> >>
> >>       After the November floods, the map of Workington [1] in Cumbria
> was
> >>       updated very quickly to show the state of the bridges, and the
> >>       location of the temporary road bridge that was to be built. I've
> > just
> >>       read on the BBC news site [2] that the temporary bridge is to open
> >>       today, at 10:30. Can a local please update the map? I'm wary of
> >>       changing it remotely.
> >>
> >>       I'm giving a presentation/demonstration on OSM to my local LUG
> soon,
> >>       and I'd really like to use this as an example of how OSM can be
> >>better
> >>       than commercial maps, especially since TomTom's VP of ecommerce
> told
> >>       PC Pro "There are services like OpenStreetMap, and it's good, but
> >>       sometimes there's not a bridge when it told you there would be."
> > [3],
> >>       and their map of Workington still routes people over the damaged
> >>       bridges :)
> >>
> >>       Russ
> >>
> >>
> >>       [1]
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=54.64893&lon=-3.54955&zoom=16
> >>       [2] http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/8627276.stm
> >>       [3]
> http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/356008/tomtom-shrugs-off-free-apps-
> >>threat-with-new-iphone-app
> >>
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