[Talk-GB] Ramblers app

SK53 sk53.osm at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 12:53:15 UTC 2015


There's an article about it in the latest Ramblers' magazine. The app
appears to use OGSB map tiles: it's a bit of a shame that we still don't
have decent links with Ramblers at a national level.

Nick W. & I had a number of problems with the path network in Wiltshire a
couple of weeks back.

Jerry

On 15 July 2015 at 10:06, <phil at trigpoint.me.uk> wrote:

> On Wed Jul 15 09:37:19 2015 GMT+0100, Rob Nickerson wrote:
> > Looks interesting. Anyone know more information about this?
> >
> > http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33532041
> >
> The big pathwatch runs until October,  is open to both the general public
> and ramblers members alike. The aim is to survey paths with a 1km grid
> square and upload the results either through the app, or on the website.
>
> Any square can be chosen,  however there are key squares that must be
> completed based on a sample of 200 per highway authority.  I'm not
> convinced by this as rural areas have sparse coverage,  and urban areas
> have complete coverage. Telford,  semi rural has the same number of squares
> as Shropshire and Leicestershire, and the lax planning rules caused by the
> new towns act will, I am sure, bring up some interesting results.
>
> I have downloaded the app, not too sure yet, can only highlight a bad
> stile, not a good one.
>
> More here
> http://www.ramblers.org.uk/get-involved/join-the-big-pathwatch.aspx
>
> Key squares here, only visible if not logged in
> https://bigpathwatch.ramblers.org.uk/map-of-sample-squares
>
> Please do sign up, and complete some squares and add to OSM at the same
> time.
>
> Phil (trigpoint )
>
>
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