[OSM-talk] Where have all the contributors gone?

Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists) ajrlists at googlemail.com
Tue Dec 2 11:13:11 GMT 2008


This sounds like the makings of a plan! When would you think the ideal
timing would be? When the weather is reliable and not taking your regular
custom away?

Maybe if you could set up a wiki page with some details and travel options
to the area we (the osm community) can jointly get something set up. I'm
sure those attending would ensure your costs are covered.

Sounds like it could be a cool social and mapping gathering.



>-----Original Message-----
>From: graham [mailto:graham at theseamans.net]
>Sent: 02 December 2008 12:50 AM
>To: Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists)
>Cc: 'osm'
>Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Where have all the contributors gone?
>Andy Robinson (blackadder-lists) wrote:
>> graham wrote:
>>> Sent: 01 December 2008 4:07 PM
>>> To: osm
>>> Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Where have all the contributors gone?
>>> I've just realised - I have a house to let in a beautiful largely
>>> unmapped part of Italy and was wondering where to find customers. Now I
>>> know ;-)
>> What part? How Big? Is it available for a mapping party :-)
>The area is Abruzzo.
>Penne (my town) itself is 'done' - except that a lot is guesswork as the
>streets are too narrow to get a good signal and you have to do it from
>odd points.
>None of the other small towns in the area are even started. We've just
>about done the 'A' roads but lots of the others are undone.
>For the rest of Abruzzo: one person has done Pescara (the capital, on
>the coast) and one Montesilvano, which joins on to it. One person is
>doing Lanciano further south, and one just started on L'Aquila (the
>other big town), but all the other towns the same size as Penne (eg.
>Chieti, Citta Sant Angelo, Atri) are still to do. There's another person
>in osm with a house to let near Teramo (also not mapped), about 40km
>north of Penne but the road between is so wiggly it makes me feel ill..
>It's a very hilly area, you need to be fit if you're cycling (and I
>don't have a bike there) - but loads of little kids go shooting up the
>hills, cycling is a big sport in the area. Obviously it's flatter near
>the coast; the mountain has a huge plateau on top with trails and horse
>trekking routes - not in winter though. There is a lot of scope for
>walking mapping round small old towns, and for driving mapping round
>country roads.
>My place has one double-bedroom, one with two single beds, one living
>room with sofa bed, two bathrooms. For a mapping party I'd have to cover
>my (fairly minimal) costs but have convinced my missis we could do it
>without charging otherwise, as long as it isn't in the really peak season.
>There is an english lady in Penne who runs a B&B and does walking tours
>- she is grumbling about the lack of available printed maps to give her
>customers, and I was hoping to get round to doing a contour map and
>experimenting with putting one of her walking routes on it. She might be
>very amenable to letting her B&B (actually a floor in an old palazzo) be
>used if she knew she might be getting something like that back from it..
>> Cheers
>> Andy
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