We have some superb desktop wallpapers for download and also posters for sale at a £10 + p&p. Click the image for more pictures and details:
This is a tiny scan from an A-Z map of central Bristol:
Only if you go and wander around Canynge Square in Bristol you see some nice houses where that Close should be:
Lye Close isn’t in the index either. Weird, huh? Well, not really. It’s an easter egg, a surprise street inserted so that if you attempt to copy the map then then the copyright holder can prove you copied it. Otherwise, why would you have the nonsense street in your map if you didn’t get it from them?
Fake street features are fairly hard to find, and we really have no idea how many there are. Fake streets, purpose mis-spellings and phantom churches are all thought to exist. It’s why OpenStreetMap asks you not to refence maps when entering data, and it’s one reason why we need our own free and accurate geodata.
With thanks to Laurence and Jo for scans and pictures.
After the successful pledge where people signed Jo’s minifesto and gave 10 pounds to support open geodata we have another pledge for you: “I will enter the location (coordinates from my GPS) and postcode of every place I visit (house, pub, shop..) to freethepostcode.org for a week but only if 10 other people will too.” Sign up here!
There is a good lineup at the WSFII in London on the Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd of October. I’ll be speaking there, at least.
Tom has written a whizzy new applet that I’ve put up to replace the horrid old one.
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Yes, its coming up to the one year anniversary of the arbitrarily chosen
domain registration timestamp! Fire up whois and behold 09-Aug-2004
What: OSM Party 1.0. Beer then food by popular vote (Brick Lane?) Good
company, beer and mapping conversation. Special event at 18:47:25!
When: 9th Aug 2005, 6pm onward
Where: Strongroom Bar, 120-124 Curtain Road, LONDON, EC2A 3SQ
Reminder will be sent at one week and at one day beforehand.
The Guardian has an article about open mapping today, including quotes from yours truely. There are bugs in the story, but its pretty good all over.
The whole editing interface has been rewritten. This blog has moved to /news, there is a static image viewer, the key-value system is half written and there is a new front page! Still lots to do…
opensteetmap has moved to a new machine, consolidating the api, applet and wiki.