[Talk-GB] [OHM] New York Public Library - Building Inspector

Tim Waters chippy2005 at gmail.com
Fri May 2 23:08:30 UTC 2014


Those are some good examples - they appear to be around the same scale
also.
They are monochrome and don't have addresses which should limit a couple of
the types of the tasks.  Could be worth trying the Building Inspector with
this dataset.

I wonder if there's anyone from the NLS on list?


On 1 May 2014 19:11, Rob Nickerson <rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes, all Open. It's great.
>
> In terms of how we could use it here in the UK, the best data I can think
> of is the OS Town Plans for Scotland that NLS have as individual map sheets
> and as a slippy map:
>
>
> http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=19&lat=57.14443&lon=-2.1054&layers=B000000000FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
>
> There is also some great London data:
>
>
> http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=19&lat=51.52008&lon=-0.12473&layers=B000000000FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
>
> We have a pretty good relation with NLS. Is there any interest in our
> community to enquire about working with them?
>
> Rob
>
>
> On 30 April 2014 15:46, Tim Waters <chippy2005 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi Rob,
>>
>> it has been on the list before - but they have recently revamped it and
>> added many more features, and maps! In my opinion it's a shining example of
>> how geo crowdsourcing applications should be.
>>
>> I believe it has been developed internally with the library - and I think
>> they are just using Mapbox to host the tiles (originally coming from the
>> warper at maps.nypl.org)
>>
>> The code is on github: https://github.com/NYPL/building-inspector and
>> the data is available to download as well.
>> http://buildinginspector.nypl.org/general/data
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Tim
>>
>>
>> On 29 April 2014 22:44, Rob Nickerson <rob.j.nickerson at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Don't think I've spotted this on the historic mailing list so I'll post
>>> it.
>>>
>>> NYPL digitizing old maps using crowd sourcing. I just gave it a go and
>>> it works very well.
>>>
>>> http://buildinginspector.nypl.org/
>>>
>>> Looks like Mapbox has some involvement, or at least the map display has
>>> a similar style to mapbox's. I wonder whether the software is open as we
>>> can use this to help OpenHistoricMap.
>>>
>>> Rob
>>>
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>>>
>>
>
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