[Talk-GB] Surveying rural buildings
Andy G Wood
agw at bas.ac.uk
Fri Jul 24 14:04:54 UTC 2020
On Friday, 24 July 2020 14:41:08 BST Mark Goodge wrote:
> On 24/07/2020 13:20, Martin Wynne wrote:
> > > but most people I know aren't aware of OSM.
> > I've been trying to persuade country-walking groups to use OSM. There is
> > a lot of useful stuff there not shown on OS Explorer -- stiles, kissing
> > gates, benches, bus stops, all pubs, cafes, etc. It's a lot more
> > up-to-date, and if they find anything missing they can add it themselves
> > for the benefit of others.
> > Most of them go back to OS Explorer when they find UK public rights of
> > way are not shown in different colours on the OSM standard map.
> Yes; this is an issue specifically for map users on foot. With roads,
> the question of legality is much less of an issue - almost all roads of
> any significance are public highways, and those that are not are usually
> clearly marked as such. But with footpaths and farm tracks in open
> countryside, there is often no obvious visual distinction, and yet the
> legality is a critical factor to users. This is an area in which OS maps
> are much more useful to walkers.
Not convinced that this is a significant web rendering issue. For me, saving
battery by not being on-line all the time is a major driver when hiking.
Swapping to OsmAnd gives all the benefits of OSM maps and many path/footpath
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