[Talk-GB] Welsh language map

Brian Prangle bprangle at gmail.com
Thu Nov 16 19:01:14 UTC 2017

Hi Ben

Congratulations! You will no doubt get much practical assistance from
individual OSMers but if there's any organisational assistance I'm sure the
OSM UK chapter will do its best to assist - after all this was one of our
first priorities!



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
> --
> Ben Proctor
> ODI-Cardiff / The Satori Lab
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