[Talk-GB] High speed rail link

Peter Miller peter.miller at itoworld.com
Wed Mar 17 14:18:47 GMT 2010

On 12 Mar 2010, at 18:21, Andy Mabbett wrote:

> On Fri, March 12, 2010 18:13, Nicholas Barnes wrote:
>> As somebody who'll be affected by the new High Speed Rail Link
>> (http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/rail/pi/highspeedrail/), I thought it  
>> may be
>> useful to map the proposed changes.
>> Unfortunately, I haven't the first clue where to start.
> Somebody already made a KML file, using OpenStreetMap data:
>   http://bit.ly/cAdu76
> but that does not inlcude the Birmingham spur, and, judging by some  
> of the
> anles, is only an outline.

That 'someone' was me and a couple of us have been working on it  
adding detail to the map over the past 24 hours including the spur and  
station boundaries.

It is a 'wiki map' so others are also free to edit it however ....   
the UMapper site has none of the required social tools to moderate  
changes, not even a list of who has changed it and when, no roll back  
and no transaction locking - for that reason I am now intending to  
lock it down to a list of trusted editors in 24 hours time.

Check out the Route section of the High Speed 2 Wikipedia article for  
links to viewing the KML on Google Maps etc. Also add your name to the  
talk page if you want to be a 'trusted editor'.

I would love to see a way of creating overlays like this using  
Potlatch which is far cleverer than UMapper's editor. Such an overlay  
does not belong in OSM, but needs to be 'on' OSM.



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