Some fun bits: Mikel has an article up on mybrightonandhove.org.uk. Cambridge has been completely mapped. Theres a LiveGPS plugin for JOSM for mapping on the move.
Monthly Archives: January 2007
London mapping party retrospective
An enormously good time was had at the London mapping party this weekend just gone. We all met up at multimaps offices to divide up the city on Saturday morning and then went out and got on with it. A hour or two at lunchtime led to a lot of applet use (and mutterings about its various shortcomings) an data entered. Then off for an afternoon and the pub for drinks and food. Sunday saw much morning mapping and then nestoria-sponsored drinks. A lot done and a lot of mapping talk! 🙂 Special thanks to Dutch_DK for the above animation.
OSMonth: Day 18
- Load up the new planet… done. New tiles rendered should use full world vmap0 layer and correct pri/sec/trunk road colouring
- And again today – london party stuff is showing up
- conf/party organsising stuff and then IRC SOTM meeting – going to be tons to do
- put the hacky tile autogen stuff in svn look here but its very very hacky
London mapping party this weekend – final details!
are kindly sponsoring office space for the meetup this weekend to map central London. Saturday 10am, their offices is the start time – all the info is over here.
have kindly offered to sponsor celebratory drinks after mapping on Sunday at the wind down! This’ll be at the John Snow in SOHO (see the wiki page for more.
It’s shaping up to be an awsome weekend!
OSMonth: Day 17
- Synced the tile generation xml with upstream (fixes a/b/trunk road colouring)
- installed apache2-mpm-prefork on tile. -worker causes problems with multiprocessor machines and mod_ruby (fixes broken tiles not downloading)
- removed the old mapnik layer and wms-c. Moved mapnik tiles to a nicer place (not /test/).
- some mapping party organising (see following post in just a sec)
- Brought the rails front page up to what the current one looks like.
- Replied to a ton of email and did some conference organising stuff – looking good
- Initial steps of importing an OSM dump in to the rails port to see what’s left to do and if it succeeds.
OSM progress animation
Tim Payne writes ‘I’ve been playing around with the latest planet.osm to see what the overall coverage is like. […] 1 frame = 1 month. Goes from Feb 05 to Jan 07.’:
Podcast: Geospatial Vision
I previously blogged about geospatial vision and the cool things they’re doing. I got the chance to go up and talk to them and this podcast with their technical director, Geoff Cross is the result. Have a look at their site to get a better idea. Enjoy!
OSMonth: Day 16
- Brought the mapnik db map layer on the front page up. It automagically renders data if it’s not there or if it’s too old.
- done some more organising of the various upcoming parties, see previous post for one bit
- deploying Nick Burch’s applet fixes… done. Also added a little ant task to sign the jars.
- edited down the geospatial vision podcast (see next post). Might be able to get some audio out of talking to people at the pub at the oxford meetup too, not sure yet.
- good IRC meet about the OSM international conference organised by andy robinson, lots of little jobs to fulfill!
London mapping party
multimap have kindly agreed to let us use their office for the upcoming mapping party in London. We should be able to get some good data, so come along!
OSM in google earth
You can now transform OSM data in to KML, the format used by google earth: