Until now I have used Google Maps for the display of the map and route for the EV Zone Route Planner. I have also used the Google APIs to geocode and back-geocode addresses and to calculate the route between the start and destination. All this Google niceness is free of any charges whilst the use … Continue reading I love Google but…
Now that I am spending less time arguing with people on forums (!!!) I find that I have more time to do things that actually make a difference to EV drivers and so this is what I intend to do this year… do – not talk! I have tried to get more involved with the … Continue reading Open Charge Map & Open Street Map
Since I returned from the State of the Map 13 conference I have been rather busy with other things and so mapping has taken a bit of a back seat but I have added the odd building here and there. I am going to concentrate and initially get all the buildings of Saltash mapped adding … Continue reading Saltash Mapping – ticking along
Fascinating day. Main points: – any crowd-sourced project sucha s OSM reflects the “crowd”. that is, when mapping people map what interests them and what they feel an association with. The ratio of men to women on OSM, in fact on any open project, is very much biased towards men and so it follows that … Continue reading State of the Map 2013 – World Open Street Map Conference Day 2
Today is going to be very interesting. Many of the sessions are concerned with the social aspects of OSM and of crowd-sourced projects in general. With a global project such as OSM that is created and maintained almost entirely by volunteers there is always going to be the challenge of motivating people to get involved … Continue reading State of the Map 13 – A look forward to today
Once a year the Open Street Map community hold a conference where interest parties gather together to discuss the Open Street Map and all associated aspects of it. This year the conference is in the Aston University Business School on the Aston Uni campus and I thought it would be an interesting weekend so I … Continue reading State of the Map 2013 – World Open Street Map Conference Day 1
OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenStreetMap That is the definition of OSM on Wikipedia. Kep points are collaborative and free. OSM is not commercially driven and so it is free to use. It is created by everyone, well, everyone who want to help that is, … Continue reading Mapping… Why Bother?