[OSM-talk-ie] At this rate, we'll have all townlands mapped by 17th November 2020!

Paul Cunnane paul at cunnane.net
Sat Mar 1 18:34:34 UTC 2014

Interesting - what's the source for townland data?

On 01/03/14 15:13, Rory McCann wrote:
> Hi all,
> As you know, we have a nice site for display the currently mapped
> townlands ( http://www.celtic-knot-creator.com/townland/ ). It's my
> website and I maintain it. It's updated every day (at about 6am).
> Based on a suggestion, I just added a new feature to keep track of the
> coverage percent each day, and predict how long it'll take to finish
> mapping the townlands:
>     http://www.celtic-knot-creator.com/townland/progress/rate/
> Since yesterday we covered 0.04% more of the island of Ireland with
> townlands, that means it'll take about 6 years to finish. :) We'd
> better get mapping!
> I've also broken it down by county. You may see some crazy high
> numbers (like it taking 400,000,000 years to finish Sligo), that's
> because only a teeeny tiny amount was added in that period.
> It currently just compares the change since the previous day, and when
> I started recording (26th Feb 2014), and calculates a "improvement per
> day". Once we have enough data, I'll make it look at the previous
> week, month and year to make predictions.
> If anyone would like any special features for that townland site, just
> let me know, and I'll see about adding it. The source code for that is
> open source and available here:
> https://github.com/rory/osm-irish-townlands/
> This "predicated rate" is mostly just for fun, and hopeful something
> to motivate us to finish it. Just add some townlands to make the
> numbers go down!

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