[Talk-GB] Edits in Wales

Brian Prangle bprangle at gmail.com
Thu Aug 10 17:27:51 UTC 2017

Hello Miguel and welcome to Wales. Thank you for your work in improving
data in Wales. You have raised a subject which needs attention but we don't
have an active community in Wales, just individual mappers and I believe
that opinions from England aren't enough. I think you should just continue
with your approach. We need to find a solution to this problem. How do you
do it for names in regions of Spain with local languages? The UK OSM
chapter has a project for a map rendered with Welsh names, but it is
stalled because we don't currently have a resource.

Saludos Brian

On 10 August 2017 at 15:25, Miguel Sevilla-Callejo <msevilla00 at gmail.com>

> On 10 August 2017 at 15:11, Lester Caine <lester at lsces.co.uk> wrote:
>> On 10/08/17 14:32, Miguel Sevilla-Callejo wrote:
>> > Please, came to Wales and have a look of the bilingual situation within
>> > your country.
>> My origins are the Isle of Man and Manx is an even less used language
>> than Welsh but is being added back to signs! I'm up in North Wales next
>> week ... and make regular trips down the M50 and on into South Wales ...
> Great, so you know...
>> > You could have an idea of how it is going the language issue here
>> > following the legal situation. Let's have a look of Welsh Language
>> > (Wales) Measure 2011 (part 1):
>> >
>> > " [...] the treatment of the Welsh language no less favourably than the
>> > English language;"
>> >
>> > I expect the same for my favourite spatial and free data base...
>> The whole point is that political disputes arise world wise, so the
>> simple rule is 'map what you see' ...
> I'm agree with you. It's what I do.
> Yes, fieldwork and local knowledge it is our best tool over other mapping
> project.
> with regards 'Queens Square' I see
>> from Google that there MAY have been a bus terminus at some point in
>> time, but that no longer exists? I would presume that the slip road in
>> front of the town hall was the actual location, but that 'Queen's
>> Square' consists off the green areas and possibly the forecourt of the
>> town hall. THAT is not easy to decide by observation, but the Road tags
>> do not need to be changed, just the footpaths and park area added and
>> tagged ... local knowledge is required to interpret the signs ... at the
>> very least the slip road needs adding on OSM.
> I'll take more photos, will upload to Mapillary and I'll try to fix the
> area.
> By the way, do you know better imagery over this area? Satellite ones are
> no so good.
> I'm looking for more local collaborators in the time I'm visiting the
> University... Let's see.
> Bests
> Miguel
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