I updated Charlottetown’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital in OpenStreetMap this morning, as it has undergone quite a bit of change since it was first added there. I didn’t really grasp how much change had happened there until I did this.
Here’s what it looked like in OpenStreetMap before:
And here’s what it looks like now:
It looks like the original outline is just not very detailed. The separate building on the new map was always present. The notable additions were a new ER, the ambulatory care centre and the cancer treatment centre. A new staff parking lot was opened to make up for the loss of the one that used to be where the ACC went in.
There is a model of the original layout of the hospital at the base of the main stairs. It’s great to look at to see the original naive aspirations of the architects, and how the original building turned out to be through the years.
Urban sprawl comes to IsLAND MEDICAL CARE. Perhaps if the architects had planned for future vertical expansion the place would not resemble the Blob that threatened to consume Hillsborough village.
Peter, our grade 4 class is studying how to use blogs in Social Studies. Any thoughts on this subject? Please post. Thanks!