[OSM-talk] Mapping IoW (I'm a new person with possible interest indoing something)

Tom Carden tom at tom-carden.co.uk
Tue Apr 25 16:43:42 BST 2006

On 4/25/06, Timothy Fintan Langner <timflang at btinternet.com> wrote:
> I am more than happy to map footpaths. I have an up-to-date 1:25 000 map of
> the Isle of Wight so it would be fairly easy for me to find the footpaths
> and then map them.

Using up to date maps is out of the question, unless they are free
from copyright restrictions.  If you have an up to date copyright free
map of the Isle of Wight, speak up quickly, we'll have a workshop to
relocate! ;)

> However I don't want to start mapping somewhere to find it's being done by
> someone else. I also need to be able to get to and from places without any
> big hassles.

We'll be meeting up over the weekend to organise who is going where,
but we'll actually want some places covered more than once.  So long
as we go to as many places as possible, all will be well.

I hope to have some real-time display (on my laptop) of where everyone
has been after the first day, so we can plan where to go for the
second day.  Other people probably have similar ideas, or existing
tools to do the job.

> Having said that if the footpaths exist on out of copyright maps then they
> wouldn't need to be captured. Or would they?

It would still be nice to have recent evidence that the paths still
exist, in the form of GPS traces.

> Am I right in assuming that
> only changes are being captured as opposed to everything? Are the out of
> copyright maps being digitised first?

I'm not sure of the exact status of the out of copyright maps we have,
but it would be nice to get them into a WMS so that we can use them in
the editor as reference when we get home.  The editor can take
multiple WMS URLs as parameters, but I've never seen this in action -
Steve, Mikel, Imi?

> As I have only just come across this, I don't know how it is all be
> organised and carried out.

Specific questions about logistics and so on are probably best aimed
at the iow mailing list:



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