[OSM-talk] Ireland United - A1 / N1 new road opened yesterday

David Earl david at frankieandshadow.com
Wed Aug 8 11:53:57 BST 2007

On 08/08/2007 11:20, Chris Fleming wrote:
> Dermot McNally wrote:
>> On 08/08/07, Andy Robinson <Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
>>> Nice work, perhaps you could add it to
>>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Firsts
>> Teleatlas had the road mapped some months before opening (even if they
>> got the classification wrong and marked it as M1 to the border). They
>> did the same with the Gorey Bypass, which I also mapped during the
>> first week open.
> I've noticed something similar, near me in that google maps (teleatlas)  
> have already updated to include the M9 Spur extension which is replacing 
> the A8000, even through it isn't due to open until Mid September.
> However they have shown the new road as the A8000 rather than M9

However, they don't show the rebuilt A428 road west of Cambridge. If you 
look at


their trunk road is the unclassified road on OSM now replaced with a 
dual carriageway nearby, and the roundabout is on the old road. They've 
got the dual carriageway slightly further west where it has been open 
for a bit longer.

I guess it just depends on their surveyors pattern of work.

Of course this is rather nullified by the absence of the street pattern 
for Highfields village to the south in OSM, but I'm working on it. But 
then Google doesn't show Bourn Airfield, or the cycle access to the east 
side of Cambourne, or a large part of the south of the rapidly 
developing new town of Cambourne to the west of this section, and the 
strange pattern of roads west of Broadway in Google just doesn't exist 
on the ground!


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