[Talk-us] US Bicycle Route mapping projects

Martijn van Exel m at rtijn.org
Mon Oct 21 22:34:53 UTC 2013


Hey Kerry - thanks for clarifying and for bearing with me as I learn
about long distance routes around here.
250,000 miles. Wow. That is a very impressive number.
No Utah routes? :) If there are, I'd be more than happy to lend a hand.

On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 3:08 PM, KerryIrons <irons54vortex at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> Martijn,
>
> In many cases Adventure Cycling members do not know these routes.  USBRs are developed by the states and do not always follow existing Adventure Cycling routes for various reasons.  In addition the Adventure Cycling route network is about 45,000 miles while a fully developed USBR system would approach 250,000 miles.
>
> It is the specific routes that the states will submit to AASHTO that need to be mapped in OSM.  Many current projects do not follow existing Adventure Cycling routes in any way (USBR 50 would be a perfect example).
>
> I don't know how many Adventure Cycling members would be willing to become even "novice level" OSM mappers.
>
> What we are asking for is for interested OSM mappers to partner with USBR project teams to help with map development by putting the proposed and approved routes into OSM.
>
>
> Kerry
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mvexel at gmail.com [mailto:mvexel at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Martijn van Exel
> Sent: Monday, October 21, 2013 2:49 PM
> To: KerryIrons
> Cc: OSM US Talk; steveall at softworkers.com
> Subject: Re: [Talk-us] US Bicycle Route mapping projects
>
> Great to see progress on this, kudos to you and Steve both for investing all that time in this great project! (I am saying this as an OSM contributor as well as an ACA member and planner of a long distance bike trip)
>
> Would it be possible to turn this around and have ACA members that know these routes intimately to maintain these routes in OSM themselves, and have experienced OSM mappers mentor them? Or perhaps that is exactly what you're suggesting? Thinking out loud we could do a Google hangout or similar where interested folks (either ACA or OSM) could be introduced to the intricacies of long distance bike route mapping.
>
> Let me know if and how I can assist.
> Martijn
>
> On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 5:40 PM, KerryIrons <irons54vortex at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> OSM mappers:
>>
>> As you may know from past discussions there is a developing US Bicycle Route system and there are a number of projects underway at the state level to develop and designate USBRs.  Those project teams are at various stages of development but may be interested in partnering with one or more OSM mappers to get their proposed or approved routes into the OSM data base.
>>
>> Steve All and I found similar work to be a fruitful collaboration together, and I look forward to doing that again multiplied many times at the statewide level.  Steve has developed a high level of expertise on USBR mapping and has wiki pages to explain the process AND we have good examples (of well-tagged routes) at the national and state levels.  He is happy to be a reference available to answer syntax/tagging/technical questions about OSM itself that are specific to bicycle route mapping.
>>
>> Here is the list of current or incipient USBR projects where involvement from OSM mappers could be helpful to the project effort.
>>
>> Alabama, USBR 90 and perhaps USBR 23
>> Arkansas, USBR 80 and USBR 51
>> California, USBR 66
>> Indiana, USBR 35, USBR 50
>> Louisiana, USBR 90
>> Maryland, USBR 50
>> Mississippi, USBR 90, USBR 25/35 (Natchez Trace) Nevada, USBR 50 New
>> Mexico, USBR 66 Ohio, USBR 50 Oklahoma, USBR 66 Tennessee, USBR 23
>> Virginia, USBR 11 Washington, USBR 10 Wisconsin, USBR 30 Wyoming, USBR
>> 76
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>> If you are interested in helping one or more of these project teams, please let me know and I will introduce you to the appropriate state level USBR folks.
>>
>>
>> Kerry Irons
>> Adventure Cycling Association
>>
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> On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 6:40 PM, KerryIrons <irons54vortex at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> OSM mappers:
>>
>> As you may know from past discussions there is a developing US Bicycle Route system and there are a number of projects underway at the state level to develop and designate USBRs.  Those project teams are at various stages of development but may be interested in partnering with one or more OSM mappers to get their proposed or approved routes into the OSM data base.
>>
>> Steve All and I found similar work to be a fruitful collaboration together, and I look forward to doing that again multiplied many times at the statewide level.  Steve has developed a high level of expertise on USBR mapping and has wiki pages to explain the process AND we have good examples (of well-tagged routes) at the national and state levels.  He is happy to be a reference available to answer syntax/tagging/technical questions about OSM itself that are specific to bicycle route mapping.
>>
>> Here is the list of current or incipient USBR projects where involvement from OSM mappers could be helpful to the project effort.
>>
>> Alabama, USBR 90 and perhaps USBR 23
>> Arkansas, USBR 80 and USBR 51
>> California, USBR 66
>> Indiana, USBR 35, USBR 50
>> Louisiana, USBR 90
>> Maryland, USBR 50
>> Mississippi, USBR 90, USBR 25/35 (Natchez Trace) Nevada, USBR 50 New
>> Mexico, USBR 66 Ohio, USBR 50 Oklahoma, USBR 66 Tennessee, USBR 23
>> Virginia, USBR 11 Washington, USBR 10 Wisconsin, USBR 30 Wyoming, USBR
>> 76
>>
>> If you are interested in helping one or more of these project teams, please let me know and I will introduce you to the appropriate state level USBR folks.
>>
>>
>> Kerry Irons
>> Adventure Cycling Association
>>
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