OpenStreetMap Gets Some Wow

With recent updates to the front end “slippy map” at OpenStreetMap, all that cycling around with a GPS receiver in my pocket last summer now has a much more impressive gateway to the world. This map of downtown Charlottetown, for example — the results of my cycling labours — has colour-coded streets, street name labels, different rendering for the Confederation Trail and it works very “Google Maps-like” in that you can pan by dragging the map around. Neato.

OpenStreetMap Screen Shot

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Ann on January 31, 2007 - 19:25

What’s that little blip in Brighton Road?

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Peter Rukavina on January 31, 2007 - 21:07

That’s interesting. I think I may have taken a wrong turn on my bicycle there. Have to fix that (nice thing about an open map is that I *can* fix it!)

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Peter Rukavina on January 31, 2007 - 21:21

Of course it’s an open map so *you* could change it too ;-)

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Dan James on February 1, 2007 - 03:56

There are now four slices above you with quite capable GPS receivers… I wonder how complete a city map we could make in month?

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Peter Rukavina on February 1, 2007 - 14:02

I’ve created an OpenStreetMap wiki page for Charlottetown with some basic information about what’s been covered so far, and what needs to be done. If there’s interest out there in holding a “mapping day” for Charlottetown, beginning with a “how to gather GPS traces,” followed by a field day, followed by a “how to upload, tag and integrate what we’ve gathered” I’m willing to organize.

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