|Latitude : 56.00, Longitude : -2.51|
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Dunbar is a town in Scotland at latitude 56° 0′ 0″ North, longitude 2° 30′ 36″ West.
Welcome to the Dunbar Openstreetmap Project Page. We hope that you will join with us to explore and map our town and enjoy learning some of the tools that we have available. There numerous mappers in and around Dunbar with a wealth of knowledge and from a variety backgrounds and ages. Mapping in the town ranges between roads, cycleways, natural features, communities amenities, sustainable infrastructure, historic monuments and almost anything else you can imagine. We arrange regular social gatherings to make it easier to learn about different techniques of mapping and of course have a pint or some tea as well.
The next big Dunbar OpenStreetMap event will be part of the town's Civic Week.
Friday 14th-Saturday 23rd June 2013 - Exhibition of printed maps Bleachingfield Centre, Dunbar
An exhibition of both OpenStreetMap and other maps showing things of interest in the Dunbar area. There will be historic maps, illustrative maps, maps of green spaces, maps of cycle paths - if you've any other ideas or maps, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 16th June 2013 - OpenStreetMap drop-in workshop 12noon-4pm in the 'creche' room at Hallhill Sports Centre, Dunbar
Come and find out about OpenStreetMap and learn how to map your area or show us what you've done so far. This is an opportunity for anyone to learn how to participate in the OpenStreetMap project. It is intended to be a social event where experienced and new mappers can meet to share and learn more about the project. The event is open to all.
These events are being supported by Sustaining Dunbar. For more details contact email@example.com
Watch this space or join us on Facebook.
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|Dunbar Map Exhibition|
|When:||Saturday 16 June 2012|
|Where:||Hallhill Healthy Living Centre (map)|
Our first mapping party on Saturday 23 March 2013 was a great success. Over 20 mappers from Dunbar, East Linton, Haddington and across Scotland braved the cold and wind to add to the map of the area. Read all about it here http://duncanbain.com/research/blog/openstreetmaps-mapping-party-dunbar/ http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Hawkeye/diary/19020
All information about the Dunbar meetups will be posted to [Talk GB] mailing list, you can also watch this page for changes. (Once you have a login for the Openstreetmap wiki then you can go to the top of the page and click watch. This will give you automatic emails each time this page is changed.)
Or join the Facebook Group at http://www.facebook.com/groups/551625158191659/
There are other meetings in Scotland see Scotland#Social_Meetings
Some of the things you need to know
To show a location to someone else, zoom into the area that you want. Click Permalink on the bottom right hand side, then copy the URL that is in the address bar of your browser and paste it into an e-mail. When they click on it, it will take them directly to that part of the map.
- The way we teach others and our base for lessons is at learnosm.org
- Learning to edit this wiki or Wikipedia is a very useful skill. It well worth spending 20 minutes on this Tutorial
- If you go to the Wikipedia entry for Dunbar, on the top right hand corner is a set of coordinates. Click on these and you will see a wide selection of maps
- Keepright is a page dedicated to the small mapping errors that always crop up. Looking over this not only helps keep the map clean of these errors but helps us learn how to avoid errors in the future.
- Lots of videos from State of the Map 2009
- The superb Map library in Edinburgh is well worth a visit Location To see a huge selection of their maps go here.
The Openstreetmap community is not allowed to copy other maps due to copyright restrictions. You will also find that a lot of the satellite images are out of date and that our map is already more accurate . The maps below are only here to show what other groups are doing.
- There is a themed map showing sustainable lifestyles features for Dunbar at OpenEcoMaps.
- ELGIN Electronic Local Government Information Network ELGIN Glasgow
- Google street view Taking information concerning Street names, Bus stop Locations etc is not allowed because it is derived data from copyright images
- The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) uses CANMAP (doesn't work with Safari) to list places of historical interest. Their information is copyright so we are not allowed to place this information directly onto our map. However, they are now accepting public photos to be included on their site. A large number of their locatons have not been photographed recently. This means that by finding these places and giving them photos, we are not only helping the national archive, the photos we take will be more accessible to the public. This is due to the licence they give to user generated content. By collaborating with them you will not only find out a lot more about these locations you will be letting them know we are here. You also have the options of putting the photos on Geograph, Webshots or Flickr.This is an excellent chance for bit of exploring.Their building is located here
- Even more Other_maps
Examples and Inspiration
In this section there are examples of mapping and derived maps for your interest and inspiration. Please remember that it is very important that we do not copy other map's data into our map.
- Video showing OpenStreetMap creation in Glasgow -Mapping Glasgow
- The Best of OSM is a website that shows some of the best mapping in OSM, it is worth looking at the zoos and golf courses and maybe we can get parts of Dunbar in there!
- On the main map page of OSM by clicking on the '+' sign on the top right hand corner you can get the map represented as Open Cycle Map or Transport and MapquestOpen, if you zoom in far enough you can also choose to view the raw data.
- Openlayers show lots of examples on how data is used
- Interested in seeing the map in different styles see Cloudmade
- Openseamap is interesting
- There is a specialised cycle routing engine using the OpenStreetMap data in Edinburgh called CycleStreets
- Lots of videos from State of the Map 2009 Highlighting Mapping of Historical Sites in Japan - Kinya Inoue and 20 Things You Never Knew About Potlach
- Vector graphics in the future see cartagen
- Scottish Openstreetmap in Gaelic here