|Brighton, East Sussex|
|Latitude: 50.83, Longitude: -.13|
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Brighton is a city in East Sussex at latitude 50° 49′ 48″ North, longitude 0° 7′ 48″ West.
This map includes the City of Brighton and Hove and Shoreham-by-Sea.
The natural boundaries of this conurbation are the sea to the South, the Downs to the East (to Falmer Rd, and including Woodingdean), Downs to the North (the A27 effectively), and River Adur on the West.
An area of the city centre has all the building outlines drawn in. Clearly this can be expanded. There's also rich POI data which has been input during the various waves of mapping parties. This will require some maintenance. See something out-of-date? Edit the map!
Past events and history
2011 Mapping Party
This Mapping party was in response this tweet and this article on the Guardian blog re Skobbler's navigation app lack POIs in Brighton
Photos on Flickr (tag osmbrightonmappingparty2011)
The project to map Brighton was taken up by User:Mikel in 2006/7 who was a Brighton resident at the time, and instigated a flurry of activity, enthusiasm and events.
Animated GIF of the initial mapping 2006/7. Mappers started from the Brighton core and extended out in each direction.
There was a number of workshops and presentations took place:
- Presentation at Bar Camp Brighton
- Presentation at University of Sussex
- My Brighton and Hove article on OSM in the New England Quarter
- Sussex Geek Dinner, January 17th
- Mikel gave a presentation at the Running Stitch Pecha Cucha Slides (6 MB) Running Stitch Pecha Cucha words
- The Big Issue profiled OpenStreetMap, with a bit on Brighton.
- We held an OpenStreetMap Workshop on September 9. Brighton Workshop
- Podcast with Jeremy Keith, pre-Brighton Workshop.
"Launch" event 2007
There was also big "launch" event back in 2007, launching OpenStreetMap Brighton at the Brighthelm Centre, November 29th 2007.