[OSM-talk] finding new stuff when mapping

Steve Chilton S.L.Chilton at mdx.ac.uk
Thu Mar 22 17:49:25 GMT 2007

Not magical in sense you use for finding something.
But three things struck me on London Mapping party weekend :
1 the fabulous architecture still in evidence in places like Lincoln's
Inn Fields (with private estates behind closed walls - New Sq)
2 the fascinating little alleyways and yards - off Fleet St in
particular (eg Cheshire Cheese alley)
3 the contrast between the wealth in jewelry shops in Hatton Garden and
the run-down areas right next door to them
Doing the detailed mapping took me to places in my own city that I might
never have visited.
I learnt a lot about the city I have lived in for yonks in those few


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:
Mind the (Map) Gap:

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So I've mapped everything in my area apart from this long private 
country lane/track which is a dead end, goes through a golf course and 
has 10mph signs on it.

Totally by accident I went down it today, expecting to find absolutely 
nothing, but right at the end there are 20 houses, a pub and a large car

park + stables. And it's in the _middle_ of everything I've mapped... I 
was, uh, surprised :-)

Has anyone else found any magical places by mapping exhaustively?

have fun,

SteveC steve at asklater.com http://www.asklater.com/steve/

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