[OSM-talk-ie] L-roads terrible signing or the lack thereof.

Patrick Casey pcasey at compuserve.com
Sat Nov 22 07:09:56 GMT 2008

Re. the quality of the receiver, I use a Garmin 295 and improved its
accuracy very considerably by using a Gilsson active antenna. The Gilsson
has a magnet base so that it can be clamped onto the car roof and easily
removed. It takes its negligible power from the GPS. Cost €25.90. It's an
alternative to buying a new GPS in order to have improved accuracy.


-----Original Message-----
From: talk-ie-bounces at openstreetmap.org
[mailto:talk-ie-bounces at openstreetmap.org] On Behalf Of Martin List-Petersen
Sent: 17 November 2008 21:18
To: Discussion of Open Streetmap in Ireland
Subject: Re: [OSM-talk-ie] L-roads terrible signing or the lack thereof.

robin grindrod wrote:
> Ya, Galway is really taking shape. I have done a lot of the west side
> of the city and I am now starting on the east side. 
I've concentrated more on the rural bits, as I'm just south of Roscommon 
and only drive around rural Galway mostly. I've been around Shrule, 
Glenncorrib and Headford today, so I'm going to make a few adjustments. 
I saw a few stretches, that weren't mapped (Mom is great for that craig 
on the cellphone) and a few others were off, or a bit too rough.

I found, that it really helps having a bit better quality GPS receiver. 
The internal ones in the Nokia's definatly don't hack it for OSM mapping.

I will also get a good bit in Connemara done end of this week, hopefully.

As for Galway city, it definatly starts to look good, there's very few 
places I've found missing bits.

> However I was messing with the River Corrib estuary and it now longer seem
> display properly on the map. It may be something to do with the fact
> that that I that I used the multipolygon relation for Jordan's Island
> but I did the same thing with a lake on the east side of the city
> (Lough Inch, I think) and that displays fine. I think all of the ways
> are in the correct direction. Can anyone shed any light on this

I've so far only kept myself to roads and services, so I wouldn't 
comment on that :)


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