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alex plows 4 years ago
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hiya all
has anyone used this?
would anyone be interested in using it,
ie to create 4 online OS open source maps of our area we can invite people to add into?
http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/business-and-government/products/os-openspace/api/index.html
alex

ozlemedizel 4 years ago
ActivityRank: 100
Hi Alex,

It seems interesting. We have used OS maps for the Cultural Mapping Study before but not interactive ones. I have recently digitalised the routes of the walks we have done in Lee Valley on google maps and put them in our website. You can find them in documents section along with relevant reports (http://www.leevalley.org/documents.html)

Do you think it is much different than the google maps, more reliable?

I tried to create a map on the OS OPen Space Web Map Builder as a trial but somehow my IPA key is invalid. Will look further into it. 
alex plows 4 years ago
ActivityRank: 158
idigitised walks sound great!,
will take a look soon!

 think OS maps are lot better than google maps overall - level of detail, countours showng hills , ancient sites etc- much better- perhaps more obvious how much better ithan google n the countryside??
i also know that OS have got quite serious about open sourcing and making online tools available in last couple years, including having app competitions etc.
so i think it should be relatively simple to find out and use, there are lots of reassuring looking 'its easy click here' buttons.
i think it would be great if we could have online open source digital maps of our areas up which people who sign up to  hC can go on and populate...
will also put some time into trying to work out how user friendly they really are(if all of us with an interest try to have a go...at some point...)
alex
Tom Payne 4 years ago
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http://www.hydrocitizens.com/groups/301269

This thread might also be of interest.

mail Rupert Allan 3 years ago
ActivityRank: 32
We at Medecins Sans Frontireres/Missing Maps are currently engaged in Humanitarian Open Street Mapping of at risk communities all over the world here: http://www.msf.org.uk/missing-maps-project

I am currently engaged in the collaborative cross-cultural mapping of water resource, wells, drains, boreholes, and public water provision here: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Missing_Maps_Epworth_Zimbabwe_Field_Mapping_2015_live

This is my blog on Humanitarian Open Street Mapping:
http://rupertallan.com/open-water-mapping-precarious-communities-for-survival/
Please get involved with this project, by helping to donate time in a 'Direct-to-the-Field' transparent collaboration from your own desk!
Rupert
alex plows 3 years ago
ActivityRank: 158
this is a great project Rupert, real hydrocitizenship in action, and i love the idea of open sourcing the research itself in this format, i will try to have a go when i get some time off! in the meantime, good luck with yr very important work.
alex

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