Fri 11 Dec 2020 8:58AM

Quarterly Project 2021Q1 ideas

CM Cj Malone Public Seen by 68

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.


Cj Malone Fri 11 Dec 2020 9:01AM

Green spaces

Parks, allotments, play grounds etc.


Cj Malone Fri 11 Dec 2020 9:04AM

Vaccination centres

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.


Edward Bainton Tue 5 Jan 2021 8:18AM

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.


Paul Oldham Fri 11 Dec 2020 9:14AM

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.


Cj Malone Fri 11 Dec 2020 9:58AM

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.


Paul Oldham Fri 11 Dec 2020 10:04AM

Yup, that's the one. I've done quite a lot of building mapping in Ireland, both north and south, using that.


Richard Fairhurst Fri 11 Dec 2020 9:15AM

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.


Nick Ananin Sat 12 Dec 2020 8:11PM

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.


Edward Bainton Tue 5 Jan 2021 8:17AM

Also agree this would be good. Possibly linking up with the Open Spaces Society? (I'm a member)


Edward Bainton Thu 11 Feb 2021 5:28PM

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)

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