[Talk-GB] Marking landuse and field boundaries

Nick Allen nick.allen.54 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 2 22:23:48 GMT 2013


Putting another perspective on this, one of my other hobbies is 
Scouting, where I try to teach young people about maps & navigation. In 
this country there is a tendency to assume that any navigation must 
involve OS maps, & I try to widen their knowledge & get them to question 
the accuracy of anything they are using for navigation. I've put in 
quite a few boundaries & barriers, to OSM, and I produce paper maps for 
my Scouts to navigate by, before I introduce them to compasses, GPS's & 
anything else that aids navigation.

As a mapper, I do find that it is getting more & more difficult to alter 
or add to data because we've added so much detail. I would like someone 
(sorry, don't have any skills in the software department) to produce 
something that aids in editing densely compacted data - certainly I've 
made my share of mistakes in the past & then spent twice as long trying 
to correct them.

I don't know about anyone else, but every so often I need a break from 
walking residential streets collating address details, and a walk in the 
countryside works for me.


Nick (Tallguy)

On 02/01/13 15:50, Steven Horner wrote:
> I guess it depends on your uses for OSM, I come from a walking 
> backgroundwith GIS use in my day job, I have completed Mountain Leader 
> Training and I am interested in the possibilities of replacing 
> Explorer maps (one day) with OSM. For this to happen boundaries would 
> be  useful although not essential and their would be lot of other 
> hurdles like Grids but that's a different topic.
> I set this discussion away and expected different view points for and 
> against. My take on all this is if you are happy to go out and map 
> them, then do so. If someone else isn't interested in doing that then 
> that's no problem and if a user doesn't want that information shown on 
> map it could be removed from their rendering in the same way I wish it 
> was available at lower zoom levels.
> OSM is different things to different people and that is part of the 
> beauty of it, in my mind the more detail the better the ability to 
> view it our own ways is available although I wish their was a way to 
> turn some things on and off more easily from Openstreetmap.org without 
> rendering my own version.
> On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 3:39 PM, Dave F. <davefox at madasafish.com 
> <mailto:davefox at madasafish.com>> wrote:
>     On 31/12/2012 21:17, Steven Horner wrote:
>         Personally I would love to see fields (landuse) and the
>         walls/fences that make this up marked on OSM ...
>     I'm afraid I'm going to be a bit of a party pooper.
>     Whilst having all the boundary data in OSM would be nice, I'd
>     hardly call it essential. I do a lot of rural walking & always
>     record & map any barriers that are relevant to the path I'm on,
>     but, personally,  I consider mapping all hedges etc. a waste of
>     time. Why bother if no one is ever going to use that information
>     by walking there?
>     I consider farmland as the base layer & therefore rarely map it as
>     fields.
>     Cheers
>     Dave F.
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