[Herts] OpenStreetMap is getting better

Paul Dixon lordelph at gmail.com
Mon Nov 27 09:58:33 GMT 2006

Yeah, the new "slippy" map (based on OpenLayers) is pretty groovy stuff.

I've had little time of late to continue mapping Baldock, though I've
mapped out a 6 mile round trip to do the streets of Clothall one day.

Maybe we should have a mini mapping event where we complete a bit of
Baldock, Letchworth, or Stevenage etc, convening in a pub one Saturday
or Sunday? Would probably have to be in the new year now...

On 11/27/06, Steve Clark <steve at bagofspoons.net> wrote:
> There has been some good progress on their map page. The old system that
> was available when they came and talked to us was unreliable and slow.
> Now it's much more like Google Maps
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/index.html
> This version does not cover the whole world yet, but they are working on it.
> Some people have been experimenting further and putting up their own
> versions. This one uses the whole browser window and has more recent
> data. It also offers some alternative views, but I'm not sure what they
> all are
> http://labs.metacarta.com/wms-c/demo.html?lat=51.51777&lon=-0.10979&zoom=9&layers=00B00000F
> It's nice to see the roads I've mapped appearing in such a pretty form.
> One of the developers has raised enough sponsorship for individuals to
> dedicate this whole month to working on the project. He also has extra
> sponsorship from Multimap, so more improvements are likely.
> Personally I still want to complete the mapping of Arlesey, but just
> haven't had the time. There's plenty of other rural areas around here
> that need doing.
> --
> Steve
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