[Talk-GB] Volo TV in FGW trains with OpenStreetMap data

Craig Loftus craigloftus+osm at googlemail.com
Sun Sep 12 18:32:59 BST 2010


> Who is working on walking maps around the Esk Valley?  I could help as long
> it is the one I know in North Yorkshire.

I don't know; I was told by someone who has 'adopted' (I think) one of
the stations (Great Ayton) and was helping out with making its map.
I'll try and find out for you.

Craig

On 12 September 2010 16:55, Graham Jones <grahamjones139 at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Who is working on walking maps around the Esk Valley?  I could help as long
> it is the one I know in North Yorkshire.
>
> Graham
>
> from my phone
>
> On Sep 12, 2010 1:52 PM, "Craig Loftus" <craigloftus+osm at googlemail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Contrary to reports at [1] and [2], the moving map display is not free to
>> use (or: is no longer fr...
>
> I think this must be the latter, as I'm sure I used it for free and
> not as part of a trial.
>
> I had similar gripes to your own, with a few more: my biggest gripe
> was at how useless it was compared with how useful it could be. With a
> little investment from FGW to get the stations along the route mapped
> fully in OSM and a few tweaks to the renderer they could point to
> things like the nearest bus station, taxi rank, parking etc for each
> station. Instead what you get is an airline style moving dot on a map.
>
> Its seems to me that rather than it being a key feature of the
> platform it got onto the spec. as a "what else can we do" or "wouldn't
> it be neat"... so I wouldn't expect to see it improve.
>
> For comparison, I understand that stations along the Esk Valley Line
> (closer to a twig than a branch line) are developing station based
> local info/walking maps partly based on OSM. Not quite as high-profile
> but a more interesting use IMO.
>
> Craig
>
> On 12 September 2010 09:23, Tim Francois <sk1ppy14 at yahoo.co.uk> wrote: >
> List, > I remember reading...
>
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