[OSM-talk] People's Map

Steve Chilton S.L.Chilton at mdx.ac.uk
Mon Jul 23 13:08:22 BST 2007

I think it is a mis-classified version of the A432, but yes a wonderful
example of the poor quality of the data.

I am also intrigued by the vertical white road from the M4 down through
"o" of Mangotsfield.

Suspect that is actually a grid line mis-classified as a road.

Maybe a question on "how did you get this data?" to them would be good.
I know there was some conspiracy theory on IRC when site was announced.

Maybe auto-vectorising of some data or other has introduced such data

You can find pretty good examples of roads in the sea etc if you look

One good example on coast road NE from Avonmouth, just south of Severn





Steve Chilton, Learning Support Fellow
Learning and Technical Support Unit Manager
School of Health and Social Sciences
Middlesex University
phone/fax: 020 8411 5355
email: steve8 at mdx.ac.uk

Chair of the Society of Cartographers: http://www.soc.org.uk/

SoC conference 2007:

Mind the (Map) Gap:


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Looks like an easter egg to me :)

On 7/23/07, Paul Jaggard <paul at jaggard.net> wrote:

Steve Chilton wrote:

In my talk at SOTM I mentioned a further conference for anyone
interested in cartography in the wider sense than just the OSM field. I
would encourage you to have a look at the programme and consider 
attending some or all of this excellent networking opportunity, and to
also listen to AND INFLUENCE "traditional cartographers".
Artem Pavlenko and Nick Black are both giving presentations, and will be

sharing a platform with the People's Map project (should be


Ask 'em which M32 I should take into Bristol in the mornings


cf. http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=51.4958&lon=-2.5362&zoom=12 


Paul (southglos)

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