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 Permalink

What’s that little blip in Brighton Road?

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Peter Rukavina on January 31, 2007 - 21:07 Permalink

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 Permalink

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 Permalink

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 Permalink

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.