Mapillary is a new project to allow people to collect street view like images easily with their smartphone or other camera. It means that if you want to have street view images of some cycle path or footpath you can easily add it, unlike with Google’s street view. To make it easier to collect the… Continue reading Using my Brompton for collecting images for Mapillary
In January I was at the Wherecamp.eu in Rome, and recorded most of the talks that happened. I have now uploaded those talks to YouTube for the wider community to be able to watch. Here’s the videos in the order they were recorded: Friday 18th Jan 2013 Tariffa and problem management in Africa A demonstration… Continue reading Videos of the talks at Wherecamp.eu Rome 2013
Currently there are some bug fixes in the Carto code base which isn’t in the currently released Tile Mill which I was wanting to make use of. This is the commands that are needed in case someone else needs that info when running Tile Mill as an Ubuntu Service. cd /usr/share/tilemill sudo npm install carto@latest… Continue reading Updating to the latest Carto in Tile Mill when running on an Ubuntu service
This year at State of the Map Scotland 2012 I spoke about the ITO Map tool to highlight the more detailed OpenStreetMap data available, which generally isn’t shown on maps. I’ve mentioned a few other services that I find interesting that maybe aren’t so well known. This blog post is a summary of that talk.… Continue reading My Talk at State of the Map Scotland 2012
On the afternoon of Friday 2nd March I was at the UCL mapping party for the MSc students on a development planning course. In a similar style to Andy Allan on various previous occasions, I found it pretty interesting to see the various issues that the students came across when starting to use OpenStreetMap data… Continue reading OpenStreetMap UCL mapping party
Went into one of my jacket pockets that I’ve not been in in ages and found some #openstreetmap stickers that I thought I’d run out of…, a photo by smsm1 on Flickr. Went into one of my jacket pockets that I’ve not been in in ages and found some #openstreetmap stickers that I thought I’d… Continue reading Went into one of my jacket pockets that I’ve not been in in ages and found some #openstreetmap stickers that I thought I’d run out of…
On some longer distance First Great Western trains they have an entertainment carriage in coach D. This is the Live map feature which attributes CloudMade maps that highlight the rail lines. The attribution fades after a few seconds.
Some of you who were at WhereCampUK, Nottingham in November 2010, may recognise the discussion in this blog post as it is based on my talk there. Since the early days of OpenStreetMap, people have been bulk importing data into the database. There have been various issues with many of the previous import methods, which… Continue reading Bulk loading data into OpenStreetMap
With the English bank holiday weekend (Scotland has the August bank holiday on the first Monday instead of the last), I thought that I would go for one of my longer cycle rides and see if I could beat my previous record of 150 miles. On the Saturday morning I packed the 4.5 litre of… Continue reading Cycling: London to Dover overnight
As in the past couple of years I’ve made a Mac OS X Dashboard widget to count down to the State of the Map conference 2010. SOTM 2010 Dashboard Widget and the Dashcode project source.