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With lots of time on my hands I created a 3D city scene of Vancouver using Blender 3D with Open Street Map terrain and buildings.

“Good puzzle would be cross Dublin without passing a pub.”

James Joyce - Ulysses

 

And, *** Greece Honours James Joyce ***

 

James Joyce Tribute - Athens - November 8 - 30 ,2018

 

Athens 2018 World Book Capital and the Embassy of Ireland present an exhibition on the life and work of James Joyce (1882-1941).

- see details below -

 

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The TEMPLE BAR in Temple Bar area on the south bank of the River Liffey in central Dublin,one of the most famous pubs in Dublin.

 

Its history goes back to 1599 when Sir William Temple,a renowned teacher & philosopher,built his house and gardens here on newly reclaimed land around Temple Bar.

His son,Sir John Temple,went onto development what we know as Temple Bar after a ‘sea wall’ was built in 1656 to hold back the Liffey.The area became known as Temple’s Barr.

A ‘Barr’ was a raised estuary sandbank often used for walking on.The old,iconic pub has 450 bottles of rare,whiskeys gathered for decades from all over the world, it is Ireland’s largest collection.

 

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The "Publin" Walk was a particular focus on pubs of the past,ones that gave a special character to the old city in Joyce’s era.

 

However,a Publess Route seemed impossible even in 1904 when the novel was set.Indeed,a good puzzle it was!

It was likely impossible to not pass one.

 

Of course,true Joyceans know the riddle and Leopold Bloom, the fictional protagonist and hero of James Joyce's Ulysses,who might never have wished to wander far enough out of temptation.

 

The puzzle remained a head-scratcher,culture-wise,until some years ago when Rory McCann,a software developer,cracked the 111-year-old Joyce's puzzle,how to cross Dublin without passing a pub.

 

He used a mapping algorithm and after a number of unsuccessful attempts,he managed to solve it.

 

"It was something I'd been aware of and because I'm a computer programmer and heavily involved in Open Street Maps,I thought I'd have a stab at it," the young Dubliner said.

 

See the Full Size Map here :

 

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*** Greece Honours James Joyce ***

 

James Joyce Tribute - Athens - November 8 - 30 ,2018

 

Athens 2018 World Book Capital and the Embassy of Ireland present an exhibition on the life and work of James Joyce (1882-1941), the modernist avant-garde pioneer who drew inspiration from Homer to give us one of humanity's great pieces of literature, “Ulysses.”

The opening of the event,which will be held at the Kerameikos metro station in downtown Athens through November 30, took place on Thursday 8 Nov,at 7 p.m. and it will include a discussion by local experts on the Irish writer's work.

 

He was an amazing scholar, and an independent and solitary figure.And,as David Norris says, " A dreamer in search of Ithaca, and living only in his fatherland ... "

It is normally said that winners write history - here the Romans (who put local leaders and traditional thinkers in chains and sold ultra violence for entertainment), manage to have memories of their period of north western Empire brought back to 'life' or pseudo fact: a return to the authority of the written word after a long hiatus from their loosing days of the year 410.

 

Britain is the name of an Island with three intimately linked countries (the forth being on the Island of Ireland), and for the most part, at least one of the three countries of Britain escaped Roman influence, so it both crass and wrong to write:

'Britain (Roman province), Camden, England'

As I write, the same address has changed from 'Britain' to 'Upper Britain' - a term that existed around AD 197 - and, which ever the case, pataphysics is in the area. I have posted the above screencap onto the same map coordination that generated it so that contrasts can be made over time (see right).

 

Looking to moments in history, hundreds or even thousands of years ago, might lead to a whole host of mischievous 'brackets' hidden inside legitimate addresses from our day today. Bordeaux was an English territory between the 12th to the 15th centuries. Napoleon's time in Spain was raw. The Japanese Sino war included a changed map of China which might all be remembered inside brackets if more crass is required.

 

The original photo that brought up this kitsch address was taken in the Pre Roman 'Ancient Britain' section of the British Museum, and for sake of argument, the tag was moved on the 20th of May to just outside the museum to avoid the chance of interior department influence.

 

AJ 23.05.20

 

* 'Upper Britain' changed back to 'Britain' whereas the (Roman province) remains. 31.05.20

Inspired by www.reddit.com/r/MapPorn/comments/esq9ay/all_roads_in_sco..., here's all the roads on the island of Ireland

 

• OpenStreetMap data downloaded as PBF files from download.openstreetmap.fr/extracts/europe/

○ Ireland

○ Northern Ireland

• OGR2OGR used to convert and combine the two PBF files into one SQLite database

• The "Lines" table from the resulting SQLite database was imported to QGIS

• The data were filtered so that only lines where "highway" is NOT NULL were included

• Separate layers were created for the following "highway" types and styled with different thicknesses of lines (from thicker at Motorways to thinner at Tracks)

○ Motorways

○ Trunk and primary roads

○ Secondary roads

○ Tertiary roads

○ Tracks

• From the remaining layer the following "highway" types were excluded

○ abandoned

○ demolished

○ disused

○ footway

○ cycleway

○ gallop

○ proposed

○ planned

○ bus_stop

○ bridleway

○ path

○ razed

○ raceway

○ rest_area

Approaching Henry's Crossing Road. Google Maps calls this Cresco. Open Street Map calls it Parkside. Most refer to it as Henryville. Call it whatchawanna!

In France the word arrondissement best signals the spiral of urban districts that turn out from the centre of Paris before the start of the sprawling 'banlieue'. A lone village in the south west of France could only become an 'arrondissement' by the application of the science of pataphysics, or by a sudden surge of semantic freelib behind the backs of the Academies.

 

With belts of countryside and multiple intervening towns, there is simply none of the urban attachment associated with a major metropol that the word arrondissement requires, and the concrete image of sprawling urbanisation is about as fitting as calling a tree a forest.

 

This is another example of individuals playing with the second address line in Open street maps to create effects: publicity for towns (?) historical game (see below for a second example), or a problem with the AI translation?

 

Fairbanks a district of Anchorage, Panguitch a district of Salt Lake City, Passau a vorort of Munich, Teruel a suburbio of Zaragoza. Returning to a regions dominant city has less meaning than simply registering the region: Fairbanks, Alaska. Panguitch, Utah. Passau, Bavaria. Teruel, Aragon. Many photographers want to know about regions with all of their rural and landscape features and not to be returned to the big city. Those who shoot the street can find regional centres via the main term: Tarn, Perthshire, Holland, Western Australia and so on. Substituting this line of detail for 'Roman province' or 'arrondissement' is reductionist at best.

 

I have placed the screen cap in the very same 'box' next to the photo that created the 'arrondissement' address and the address is quite different.

 

AJ

 

* The word "arrondissement" dissapeared here 11.06.20

  

Postal Pond, formed by the headwaters of Shoal Creek, is located on the former grounds of the former Methodist Children's Home. I have seen fisherman catching fish in the pond, which is NOT artificially stocked.

 

Decatur, Georgia.

9 February 2019.

 

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▶ Located just off the East Decatur Greenway.

▶ On Open Street Map, the creek is called Cecilia Creek, only joining with Shoal Creek 1.5 miles further south in Belvedere Park.

 

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After 60 photos, it's time to take a small break. There are lots of other pictures, and I should get back to publishing them later.

 

 

This itinerary was first drafted from various photos I've seen here and there. Of course, there were lots of places to visit, but had to narrow down to a somewhat coherent road. Next trip to China should be similar to this one, from the east coast to the West, only a bit more north: Shanghai to Sichuan. Only I don't know when!

 

What a trip that was! First time I took vacation entirely on my own, and my first time in China. I truly enjoyed traveling through the country. It is said that traveling enriches you with new meeting. Traveling alone made me more open to start off random conversations with strangers, and in 3 weeks, I came across a lot of very different people, touring china for very diverse reasons. Some were venturing out of their comfort zone and looking for adventure. Some were fleeing their life and responsibilities for a little while. Some were just touring around and taking pictures. I guess I'm all of the above :)

 

 

Now, did I met the Chinese? Yes, some. I met a guy from an Island next to Taiwan, who spent times working around Beijing, and in Japan, and decided he's had enough, and would live with the Hanis and enjoy a sunrise over the rice terraces. I also stumbled a hiker who joined me to my trip to Laozuidi terraces, and insisted to invite me every time he had the chance, so ”I would feel welcome in his country”. I got invited by a hani while I was walking across his village, first to smoke, and since I don't smoke, he cooked for me and his grand kid smokes pork and rice. The smaller one was like every kids: first shy, then playful and daring. His taller sister was first in awe, and then proceeded to challenge the few words of English she's learnt at school, and turned out to be one a better English speaker than most Chinese I’ve encountered. Talking of mastering English, most don't understand anything, and as I don't speak any word of Mandarin except for “hello”, “thank you” and “French”. The only ones with some English were the hostel tenants, or the occasional tourist guides who'd spot me. This generated some interesting time. On the night train from Jianshui to Dali, most of the car was really curious about the “fagoa” on board with them. They all came to see me, one by one, and offered some snacks once they understood I was hungry. I also met a Chinese who decided to walk with me, and said as I was a foreigner in his country, he invited me for lunch to feel welcome!

 

  

Some tips and recommendations

 

Traveling through China wasn't too difficult, really. Of course, they've been some hiccups, but mainly, it went much smoother than expected.

 

First, I'm not a big planner. Well, to be honest, I wasn't fully at ease with jumping into the unknown, so I read, a lot, about possible itineraries and made up a rough draft, loose enough so I could adjust it while being there. I had my first 3 nights planned, the first one in Canton so I could provide an address on the visa request, and 2 in Xingping. The rest were booked on the way.

 

Except in Hong-Kong, Chinese are generally poor English speakers, but I met a few with a “good enough” level. Mainly guides for tourist group who were curious to see me traveling on my own, and hosts in YH. Other than that, I had a book with images to indicate stuff and ask what was in the food without exchanging a word. Speaking of food, the cooking in South China is excellent.

 

My traveling kit:

  

Prepaid phone plan: bought in Hong Kong, with 500 Mo of data. Ideal for booking hostels, trains, or planes. Would buy more credits next time.

Maps.me: Install. This. App. It is the most useful one I had in China. Keep in mind you don't have access to Google, maps included. Download this app and the area you need before landing. Based on open Street Maps, it enables an off-line map, always usable, even in airplane mode. The touristy areas are usually pretty accurate. Just knowing where I was and where I wanted to go was a relief in certain situations where I was unsure.

Booking.com: I made my whole hostel reservations through it. A lot of Chinese hostels use it and it works really well.

China train booking: It helped me to know about the train time schedule, and I bought a train ticket with it to avoid a round trip to the railway station. They charge an extra for it, and not a cheap one.

WhatsApp: ciphered connections go through the great Chinese firewall, helped me to keep in touch with family.

Guide du Routard China and Hong Kong. And a Lonely Planet on a reader. The China LP is a giant pile of paper. Having it on a reader was convenient.

External battery: Kept my phone and my camera batteries full.

Universal plug adapter with USB ports on the side.

VPN (?) I didn't have one, but will consider getting one next time in China if I chose the “luxury” option: Chinese Internet is a pain to use. It's slow, and is mainly in Chinese. Most of our social networks are blocked, none of the Google services work (which tends to say I'm way too dependent to it), and the other non-Chinese services are painfully slow to use.

   

Camera gear

  

Fuji X-T1: good camera body, light and solid, reliable, with a decent image quality.

Fujinon 18-135 f3,5-5,6 WR. Not my favorite lens, but good enough. The range is versatile, it can shoot landscapes and details, and resists to rain.

Fujinon 10-24 f4: ultra wide. Very useful for shooting landscapes. I used it for shooting from stars to street, and was quite pleased with the results.

Fujinon 23 f1.4: fast wide angle. I bought this lens second hand impulsively a year ago, and I've never regretted it. I love what I can get from this lens, although I don't use it enough.

5 (!) Batteries. The camera body is a big power consumer, and I was very afraid I would run dry. 2 are genuine Fuji batteries, the others are cheap nonames.

Peak design every day messenger. It's big, it's solid, I could confidently keep my camera and lenses, papers and other stuff in there, knowing they were safe in there.

2 USB battery charger for my camera batteries . Dirty cheap, but so much more convenient than the original charger: lighter, and pluggable on USB.

Lenspen and clothes for quick cleaning

3 x 64Gb cards: I shoot raw! For better or worse.

Small portable tripod. This thing did wonder every time I needed a long pose.

Polarising and ND filters, with adapters so then can fit both my bigger lenses.

   

My backpack was (too) light, with enough clothes for 10 days. I did my laundry in one of the youth hostels. Other backpackers were surprised about how small my bag was. Truth be told, I wish I brought more options, especially in Hong-Kong, a pair of jeans is not ideal as the weather is hot and moist, while I was cold in the early hours of my day wandering around Shangri-la.

  

pierre.bodilis.fr/blog/?p=4991

 

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Great Western Trains have some seats with airline style LCD "entertainment" screens. More interesting than paying £1.50 to watch an episode of Friends is the "You are exactly here" screen which is free. And it uses Open Street Map! Good work Volo TV.

I found this waterfall on Open Street Map only. It was not to be found on an official map nor were there official signs pointing to it nor was it on a regular hiking path.

 

I found it only by GPS and following the little brook/creek. It had not to much water, but I was all alone with it and look at the dark sign on the rock. To me it resembles me of an old painting of prehistoric men.

All roads leading to Derby... at a larger scale. See Versions 1 and 2 for explanations and reasons why....

 

What does this prove? Not a lot, but I still quite like the river/artery effect. If anything, there are too may starting points here and its a bit cluttered. I thought taking the boundary off made it look a bit better too. More abstract and arty and stuff.

 

Used pgrouting, open street map and many many hours of query running on an extremely aged and sluggish PC. Probably not worth it, but when I start something I blummin' well finish it!

 

Copyright Openstreetmap contributors.

This map of the road network in Ireland was produced in QGIS 2.4. The map is designed to illustrate the difference in the density of the road network in Ireland. This map shows that areas around cities like Dublin and Cork and the east of Ireland have the densest network of roads, whilst areas in the west , particularly along the Atlantic coast, have the least dense. South Ulster has a relatively dense network of roads, as does south Cork. I expressed this by showing the amount of roads in 100 km2 blocks across Ireland. I created a grid of polygons across Ireland, each measuring 10km by 10km. I downloaded the primary, secondary, tertiary, roads, trunk roads, and unclassified roads from Open Street Map for Ireland from Geofabrik. I combined all of these vector lines to create a single vector layer. I then intersected this road vector layer with the grid of polygons. Next, I calculated the total length of road in each polygon and added this as a field value to the polygon. I clipped the grid of polygons with the outline of the island of Ireland vector file. Finally, I expressed the value for the length of road in each grid as a colour ramp from red for areas with the densest road networks to blue for areas with relatively few roads. I gave each polygon block a transparent boundary. This is one of over 100 maps created with QGIS for my PhD thesis "Rural landscapes of Improvement in Ireland, 1650-1850: an archaeological landscape study", completed in 2015 in the Department of Archaeology, NUI Galway.

PhD thesis

www.academia.edu/29538612/Rural_landscapes_of_Improvement...

 

Built decades —if not a century— ago, low stone walls act to dam the waters Postal Pond, formed by the headwaters of Shoal Creek, located on the former grounds of the Methodist Children's Home, founded in 1877, and purchased in April 2017 by the city of ...

 

Decatur, Georgia.

26 May 2017.

 

▶ On the northern side of the pond near Craigie Avenue and Derrydown Way.

▶ On Open Street Map, the creek is called Cecilia Creek, only joining with Shoal Creek 1.5 miles south at Oldfield Road in Belvedere Park.

▶ More pix: here.

 

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Rather idle day, so inspired by chat on IRC created this, based on commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dog-waste-sign.jpg by DASonnenfeld and Amur Tiger (commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Panthera_tigris#/media/File:P....) by Appaloosa.

The Fox, now solicitor's offices

The Local, now moribund

My location history from Google account mapped using ggmap. Background map from Open Street Map

Faithful sentinel,

Remaining at post,

Dead.

How long have you

Stood tall for the living?

 

The boggy headwaters of Shoal Creek, along the side of the...

 

East Decatur Greenway

Decatur, Georgia.

26 May 2019.

 

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▶ On Open Street Map, the creek is instead called Cecilia Creek. It joins with Shoal Creek 1.25 miles south, in Belvedere Park.

 

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To the front, the top of the Lietuvos vardo paminejimo tukstantmecio paminklas, in the background, the Laimes saga / Kaminkretys (? I'm not sure if on of those are correct, it's what Open Street Map says)

This is the entrance to a very small/short hard rock mine that was quickly abandoned. It goes into the hill for about 25 metres. You can find the exact location using Open Street Maps.

Map showing distance from parks in Glasgow. Dark red equals further away from park. Distance is calculated from park entrances indicated by black points. This is a rough hack to demonstrate the possibilities of openstreetmap data and GRASS/qgis network analysis. This was inspired by this GRASS tutorial: jcastellssala.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/basic-network-anal...

 

I used QGIS's GRASS gui and shell. Park entrance points were produced by making the park polygons into line vectors and then intersecting with highway network (including footpaths etc). I used QGIS vector analysis and geometry tools to achieve this.

 

Next project will look at pubs...

 

All data copyright OpenStreetMap contributors under ODbL. www.openstreetmap.com

The is a brief evolution of my papernet browser. First, I just doodled it all out with pencil on paper, then began to digitize it. Using Open Street Map and some generic weather and currency data, I have put together a static example.

 

The plan is to carry this around for a few days, then make adjustments accordingly before coding-up something more dynamic.

These photos show a 3D print of Edinburgh generated from Open Street Map data illuminated from below using a 32x32 RGB LED panel from Adafruit and driven by an Arduino with the Adafruit example plasma code. The intention is to use this setup to display live geographic data sets, or other abstract visualisations using 3D printed objects as the light defuser.

Léo Frachet and Diego Canales leading the session "Open mobility data: The open street map of mobility." TransportationCamp DC 2019. Pryzbyla Center room 327, Catholic University. 620 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC.

Wikipedia claims the Fauld Crater is 3/4 mile across. I have placed a buffer of radius 600m approximately in the centre of the Fauld Crater. Doesn't look plausible does it.

 

ISCRAM Members work to update maps for Nepal via Open Street Map after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake outside of Katmandu, Nepal.

This image is from v0.3 of the app.

 

The Chicago Bike Map app allows you to reference a map of Chicago streets and bikeways without a data connection. The entire map is stored on your iOS device.

 

Download the app now. Demo the app.

 

The app shows the locations of bike lanes, cycle tracks (also known as protected bike lanes), buffered bike lanes, and off-street trails (like the Lakefront Trail and Major Taylor Trail).

 

Find your current location by tapping the "locate me" button. It uses your iOS device's GPS, wifi, or cellular signal to pinpoint your location on the bike map. The app also works as a limited train station app: it lists CTA and Metra stations, addresses, and tells the routes that stop there. Train routes are drawn on the map by toggling the "trains" button.

EU Aid Volunteers Arnoud Keizer and Efrath Silver worked with local communities to ensure that people are better prepared for potential floods and other natural disasters. Undertaken as part of the pilot phase of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative, their deployment was managed by VSO and supported with EU funds.

 

Photo credit: VSO/Peter Caton

linux expo live centos "open street map"

linux expo live centos "open street map"

This is an early prototype for a printable on-demand social travel guide. Using the papernet, it becomes possible to quickly produce custom travel guides. Then fold-in information from other travellers to better enhance the experience.

 

This was an experiment using Open Street Map and the pop-out style of map folding to see if it could easily be glued into a blank page and annotated for travellers.

The Dallas Makerspace civic hacking group held a mini-hackathon today to add location and mission meta-data to Open Street Maps for local social service charities like foodbanks and homeless shelters.

The bike map for Longmont, Colorado shows cul de sac cut throughs / shortcuts. I'm showing the area bounded by Alpine Street on the west, Pace Street on the east, Mountain View on the north, and 9th Avenue on the South.

 

Brown lines are concrete "trails" -- the short brown lines shown in the image are the cut through paths. Longmont has required these shortcuts from deadend streets and cul de sacs in their city code for at least the past decade.

 

Open Street Map doesn't show the shortcuts from the cul de sacs off of Highland Drive, but it does show the short path between Ponderosa & Independence.

 

Google Maps doesn't show any of these paths, though you can sort of see them in the satellite view.

 

From Steve's photo and an earlier discussion we had regarding mapping services and bike routes.

State Of The Map, Open Street Map Conf

www.facebook.com/gparayil/posts/10153286885467152

 

Gopinath Parayil via Archaeological Institute of America 11 hrs · When The Blue Yonder was short listed for an award couple of years ago the judge who came on a "site evaluation" from Europe asked us the direction we are taking towards scaling up and replication of the many small work we are involved in and then we responded that, "co-creation, collaboration and crowd sourcing" is our future. Not just ours. Here after, disruptive thoughts for innovation will be driven by people and a "copy left" culture. " We had seen the power of people in many movements, changes that happened in the societies but in our "life time", we were influenced by the community based palliative care movement co-created by Dr. Suresh Kumar. We saw and still see how many elements of this crowd sourced initiative is building a compassionate society in places like Kerala. A random visit to a second hand shop in ‪#‎Portland‬ few years ago introduced me to the writings of Don Tapscott of ‪#‎Wikinomics‬ series who shared several case studies of the power of crowd-sourcing from Europe to Asia. However, the best capture of profit vs purpose, push vs pull and conscious living came from Anna Pollock. I doubt anyone else has managed to put together the concept of "Creating Better Places for People to Live and for People to Visit" in such beautiful words together. I can't thank enough the lone warrior Ron Mader who's been hammering down the idea and power of social media who still influences my thought process in a way he might not be realising. However two people who took me through the culture of co-creation, crowd sourcing, copy left and collaboration in the most practical and impactful way happens to be Mikel Maron & Erica Hagen. They brought us close to the practical side of all that's mentioned above through Open Street Maps. The empowerment this crowd sourced mapping gives to communities all around the world is now helping us to build a better world. We have seen platforms like ‪#‎Ushahidi‬ giving power to the hands of people during disasters like in Haiti and now in Nepal. A typical bottom up process will bring power to the people in building a compassionate society around us and we are glad that irrespective of irreparable damages, the Chinese proverb of "disaster becomes an opportunity" is literally being implemented like this. ‪#‎NepalEarthQuake‬ ‪#‎NepalQuakeRelief‬

 

I love Open Street map and (and also Google Street View). Amazing projects that show the world in away not imaginable only twenty years ago.

But the beautiful, intricate and durable Ordnance Survey maps are something that I will miss forever.

 

(view this at original size, it's worth it!)

Ducks swim in the wetlands of Shoal Creek, as it flows from its headwaters in Postal Pond before entering a culvert.

 

East Decatur Greenway

Decatur, Georgia.

9 February 2019.

 

▶ The fencing to the upper right marked the property boundary of the former Methodist Children's Home.

 

▶ On Open Street Map, the creek is called Cecilia Creek, only joining with Shoal Creek 1.5 miles south at Oldfield Road in Belvedere Park

▶ From there, the creek flows five miles further, southeast, to its confluence with the South River in southeastern DeKalb County.

 

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---> FotoDiox adaptor

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---> Shutter speed: 1/125

---> ISO: 200

---> no flash

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The headwaters of Shoal Creek.

 

Decatur (Winnona Park), Georgia.

11 May 2019.

 

▶ On Open Street Map, the creek is called Cecilia Creek, only joining with Shoal Creek 1.5 miles south at Oldfield Road in Belvedere Park

 

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▶ For a larger image, type 'L' (without the quotation marks).

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Open Street Map. I didn't have time to go in and see what it was.

 

Looking it up now, I've found this:

 

tensixtyone.com/perma/manchester-open-street-map-party

and

wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Manchester/Mapping_Party

 

The second one has some lovely colourful maps.

A map of London rendered from OSM data (http://www.openstreetmap.org)... as of 16th October 2006

Open Street Map

www.openstreetmap.org

 

Photo attribution:

wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/File:Cubbon_Park_OSM_Map.png

 

In their own words:

“OpenStreetMap is a free, editable map of the whole world. Unlike

proprietary datasets like Google Map Maker, the OpenStreetMap license

allows free access to the full map dataset. This massive amount of

data can be downloaded in full, but also is available in

immediately-useful forms like maps and commercial services.

 

The main way that users participate in OpenStreetMap (OSM) is by

editing the map. With a free user account, you can make improvements

to the map that fix issues and add data for everyone. Some users take

GPS units on walks, drives, or cycling trips to record tracks that can

then be imported to OpenStreetMap. Others help out by tracing roads

and features they find in satellite imagery into the map.”

 

OSM has a nearly unlimited number of uses as a research and

collaborative tool. This came to my attention when a fellow classmate

noted that he was going to be using it to study the use of interactive

technology in the rural areas of West Virginia (from which he hails)

compared to other rural areas in the United States. He is going to be

contributing and studying the number of contributions for specific

areas throughout this semester.

 

If you are new to OpenStreetMap, there are several tools you can use

to become more familiar with participation through editing or use of

one of the services based on OSM data. Tools include:

 

a wiki

wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Main_Page

 

a free online book

en.flossmanuals.net/openstreetmap/introduction/

 

research resources

wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Research

 

OSM based services

wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/List_of_OSM_based_Services.

 

There are as many uses as there are users. They ranged the gamut from

health and fitness services (such as bike/hike routes, ski routes, and

whitewater routes) to accessibility and special populations services

(such as wheelchair accessibility surveys) and LGBTQ friendly

businesses.

 

Here are a few examples of services that caught my eye:

 

Crowd Map

crowdmap.com/mhi/page/3

 

This is a service that has free subscriptions and allows users to

input data on the run. The service then takes that data and gives a

visualization overlay on a map as well as real time data analysis

tools. Although it was developed to crowdsource disaster and crisis

information, the potential for educational use is exciting. Students

could create citizen science maps based on their observations of trees

or wildlife or they could do street interviews and record quotes to

the map.

 

Old Oakland

teczno.com/old-oakland/

 

This is a project that shows historical maps of Oakland, California

layered on top of current maps of the area. This could be used by a

variety of cultural heritage institutions to give more visceral

platform with which to contextualize history. This could be

particularly powerful if combined with Augmented Reality applications

as part of a local history tour.

 

Wheelmap

wheelmap.org/

 

Finally, this is a service that allows users to mark businesses and

buildings at levels of wheelchair accessibility. Anyone can

participate and it is available for iPhone and Android as well as

online. This means you can contribute to collaborative mapping

technology from anywhere.

 

This is a guest post by Chris Bulin (@Arduanne), a graduate student

assistant at the Taubman Health Sciences Library.

The Chicago Bike Map app allows you to reference a map of Chicago streets and bikeways without a data connection. The entire map is stored on your iOS device.

 

Download the app now. Demo the app.

 

The app shows the locations of bike lanes, cycle tracks (also known as protected bike lanes), buffered bike lanes, and off-street trails (like the Lakefront Trail and Major Taylor Trail).

 

Find your current location by tapping the "locate me" button. It uses your iOS device's GPS, wifi, or cellular signal to pinpoint your location on the bike map. The app also works as a limited train station app: it lists CTA and Metra stations, addresses, and tells the routes that stop there. Train routes are drawn on the map by toggling the "trains" button.

Using Open Street Map details from Edinburgh city centre. Data was converted using OSm2World and then edited with Blender, exported for slicing in Cura, and printed on an Ultimaker 2 (final print took 24hrs).

Grüne Fläche: Beide Transits sichtbar. Rote Linie 14:15:58 UT, blaue Linie 15:51:31 UT. Kartengrundlage Open Topo Map, opentopomap.org/credits ; auf Basis von Kartendaten von Open Street Map, www.openstreetmap.org/copyright

Postal Pond, formed by the headwaters of Shoal Creek, is located on the former grounds of the former Methodist Children's Home.

 

Decatur, Georgia.

26 May 2017.

 

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▶ On Open Street Map, the creek is called Cecilia Creek, only joining with Shoal Creek 1.5 miles further south in Belvedere Park.

▶ More pix: here.

 

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The Chicago Bike Map app allows you to reference a map of Chicago streets and bikeways without a data connection. The entire map is stored on your iOS device.

 

Download the app now. Demo the app.

 

The app shows the locations of bike lanes, cycle tracks (also known as protected bike lanes), buffered bike lanes, and off-street trails (like the Lakefront Trail and Major Taylor Trail).

 

Find your current location by tapping the "locate me" button. It uses your iOS device's GPS, wifi, or cellular signal to pinpoint your location on the bike map. The app also works as a limited train station app: it lists CTA and Metra stations, addresses, and tells the routes that stop there. Train routes are drawn on the map by toggling the "trains" button.

The Chicago Bike Map app allows you to reference a map of Chicago streets and bikeways without a data connection. The entire map is stored on your iOS device.

 

Download the app now. Demo the app.

 

The app shows the locations of bike lanes, cycle tracks (also known as protected bike lanes), buffered bike lanes, and off-street trails (like the Lakefront Trail and Major Taylor Trail).

 

Find your current location by tapping the "locate me" button. It uses your iOS device's GPS, wifi, or cellular signal to pinpoint your location on the bike map. The app also works as a limited train station app: it lists CTA and Metra stations, addresses, and tells the routes that stop there. Train routes are drawn on the map by toggling the "trains" button.

A map of Garston, Liverpool in the UK taken from data that I've put into Open Street Map and rendered using Osmarender. Garston is now essentially complete.

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