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

tumsi tumsi at gmx.de
Sat Mar 15 10:28:29 UTC 2014

Hi all,

I just start mapping in Ireland...

Are there any sources available that we can use to mark the townland 
borders? Or are you looking for land marks?


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Betreff: [OSM-talk-ie] At this rate, we'll have all townlands mapped by 
17th November 2020!
Datum: Sat Mar 01 2014 16:13:38 GMT+0100
Von: Rory McCann <rory at technomancy.org>
An: Discussion of Open Streetmap in Ireland <talk-ie at openstreetmap.org>

> 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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