It's almost time to make a decision on the next QP, please post your ideas here.
I think projects that can be mapped remotely are the way to go.
Parks, allotments, play grounds etc.
These areas are about to get a lot of people passing through them, it would be good it we could have them really well mapped. A kind of show case for how good OSM can be.
I've been reading the thread upwards. This is definitely my first preference: it could really show off what OSM is capable of - and with the speed of Govt announcements, possibly we're the only outfit that can respond to the changes fast enough.
OSM Ireland have been making huge strides on mapping of buildings as an ongoing project over there using a management tool whose name I forget but is good and easy to use. The numbers of new buildings we're now seeing when we do a new import are quite staggering.
There are still a surprisingly large number missing from the the UK too. It's seldom that I look at aerial photography to sort out another feature and don't find myself also adding buildings. So can I suggest we go back to basics and look at buildings.
This also has the merit that it's easy to do remotely.
Are you talking about this? It's HOT's Task Manager, we are thinking about setting up our own, or piggy backing on somebody else's instance.
Yup, that's the one. I've done quite a lot of building mapping in Ireland, both north and south, using that.
Green spaces would be good. I've been working on a project with the University of Oxford and Oxfordshire County Council that has created some (openly licensed, crowdsourced) greenspace data for Oxfordshire that we could use. There's also the OS Open Greenspace dataset which would be a useful spur for on-the-ground mapping - i.e. compare OS and OSM to see what's missing, then go out and survey it.
Agree that green spaces need to be properly mapped. The big question is that some urban areas that are green spaces don't fall into regular tags (park etc.). Not even sure that 'village green' is regularly used, In urban settings there are lots of patches of green that are not easily designated so are missed out.
Also agree this would be good. Possibly linking up with the Open Spaces Society? (I'm a member)
Slight thread-fork, but just to let you all know I received an email from the Open Spaces Society (oss.org) in response to mine: they'd like to be involved and their case officer will be in touch, but due to workload that won't be for a few weeks. (cc Talk-GB)