[OSM-talk] The New Cloud Atlas - Mapping Physical Infrastructure of the Internet with OSM

Hans De Kryger hans.dekryger13 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 17:25:15 UTC 2016


This is awesome. I definitely will be contributing. Thank you!

Regards,
Hans

On Aug 17, 2016 8:35 AM, "Tim Waters" <chippy2005 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi folks,
>
> with Ben Dalton, I'm happy to properly launch The New Cloud Atlas
> project at http://newcloudatlas.org
>
> I've written a blog post to explain it in more detail:
> https://thinkwhere.wordpress.com/2016/08/17/the-new-cloud-
> atlas-mapping-the-physical-infrastructure-of-the-internet/
>
> It's a project to collect and make a map to better understand what
> "The Internet" means, physically and geographically. The site has a
> tweaked iD editor with custom telecoms presets, it creates a couple of
> map tilesets showing these features from OSM, with clickable features
> on the map.
>
> We encourage you to map your local data centres, street cabinets,
> telephone exchanges, telephone poles, manhole covers and more!
>
> Telecoms features in OSM are not consistently mapped with regards to
> each other which could provide an opportunity for some consolidation
> or making new taxonomies. I've created WikiProject Telecoms to help
> with this tagging discussion:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Telecoms
>
> Cheers and I look forward to your comments!
>
> Tim
>
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