[Talk-GB] Welsh language map

Miguel Sevilla-Callejo msevilla00 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 15 16:58:20 UTC 2017


Very good news!

I was "fighting" last summer about the use of Welsh in OSM, here [0], here
[1] and here [2]

You could have a look in to the wiki [3] too

Have luck!

[0] https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/50943658

[1a] https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-gb/2017-July/020416.html
[1b]
https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-gb/2017-August/020465.html

[2] https://twitter.com/msevilla00/status/895940842321567744

[3] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Multilingual_names#Wales

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*Miguel Sevilla-Callejo*
Doctor en GeografĂ­a

On 15 November 2017 at 15:55, Ben Proctor <ben at satorilab.org> wrote:

>
>
> On 15 November 2017 at 14:38, SK53 <sk53.osm at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Hi Ben,
>>
>> Good to hear.
>>
>> I actually have a version of Carto-CSS which displays welsh names when
>> present. It merely replaces all instances of name in the Carto-CSS queries
>> with a more complicated bit of SQL. For complicated logistical reasons I
>> haven't uploaded this to github, but can put aside some time to do so now.
>> The style also has blue motorways!
>>
>
> Hi Jerry
>
>
>
> That's excellent. Especially the motorways :-)
>
>
>>
>> Less successfully I have been trying to create a welsh name transparent
>> overlay. This would be useful for places like Leicester Liverpool and
>> London which have Welsh names but are outside the principality. A full set
>> of tiles covering the UK for a handful of names is overkill. Apart from
>> styling issues (finding colours and offsets which are legible with the main
>> carto style), the biggest issue is names of areas which are multi-line and
>> of variable size, and therefore more or less impossible to offset so that
>> both the Welsh name & the name on the Carto style are visible.
>>
>
> There are a number of things we'd like to get into once we've done this
> bit:
> - the idea of creating a Welsh language Atlas of the UK and the world is
> very attractive (but definitely a phase 2 development)
> - the discussion about how to handle English and Welsh side by side is
> something to work through. Though there is a use case for a Welsh language
> only render there are also use cases for Bilingual renders. (phase 2 again)
> a transparent overlay sounds like a very interesting angle...
>
>
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Jerry
>>
>> On 15 November 2017 at 13:31, Ben Proctor <ben at satorilab.org> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi all
>>>
>>> The Welsh Government announced yesterday a grant to ODI-Cardiff to fund
>>> some work around the Welsh language on OSM.
>>>
>>> This is our announcement
>>>
>>> In English http://cardiff.theodi.org/2017/11/14/map-i-gymru/
>>> and in Welsh http://cardiff.theodi.org/cy/2017/11/14/map-i-gymru/
>>>
>>> In the way of these things, the funding application was put together at
>>> the last minute and, though we heard a couple of weeks ago that we would be
>>> getting the grant we couldn't talk about it publicly until yesterday.
>>>
>>> We hope to:
>>> - create a Welsh language tileserver (building on the excellent cysom
>>> project)
>>> - do some work to encourage tagging in the Welsh language and to
>>> encourage more mapping in Wales
>>> - encourage organisations in Wales (including the public sector) to make
>>> more use of OSM including by demonstrating one or two simple Welsh
>>> language uses
>>>
>>> The funding covers a project until end of March and we will also be
>>> looking for opportunities for ongoing funding/support to keep the server
>>> infrastructure viable into the medium term.
>>>
>>> We have contacted a few people off list to talk about this project but
>>> I'm conscious that there are people who have been very actively mapping in
>>> Wales for some time who we haven't had the chance to contact.
>>>
>>> We really hope to work with the whole community on this. Any
>>> suggestions, insights, ideas, "definitely don't do this..." experiences etc
>>> would be very gratefully received.
>>>
>>> Cheers
>>>
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>>> Ben Proctor
>>> ODI-Cardiff / The Satori Lab
>>>
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>>
>
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