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Edinburgh, Scotland
Latitude: (55.95, Longitude: -3.19
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Edinburgh is a city in Scotland at latitude 55° 57′ 0″ North, longitude 3° 11′ 24″ West. Edinburgh is also the name of the Council Area surrounding the city.

Welcome

Welcome to the Edinburgh Openstreetmap Project Page. We are lucky in Edinburgh to have a very wide range of people of all ages and skill levels that are helping to create our map. Each of us have many different interests, cyclists, health professionals, historians or people that just would like to have a good detailed map of their area or just enjoy a good walk. On this page we will be highlighting the tools, resources and activities that will help you explore Edinburgh and make use of OpenStreetMap and its data.

Follow events on twitter at @OSMScotland

News

  • Maklab in Glasgow has extended welcome to us to move our meeting in Glasgow CCA to their premises as they will be making 3d maps of Glasgow. In edinburgh we may like to have our meetings in the new Hacklab premisses.
  • Edinburgh Council is using our map here
  • A new tool is available from ITO check out the description ITO_Map
  • Here are two examples of some excellent mapping around the country Birmingham and Elgin
  • In Scotland if we average the number of roads throughout scotland we have it 93% mapped. Some areas may interest your attention. You can get the full details at ITO Analysis Maybe we can get closer to 100% by the end of the year. For Edinburgh we are either at 100% or very close, depending on the updates from the latest OSM/OS data.
  • We have been given permission to By RCHAMS to use their Canmore_ID for historic buildings. Example This Way leads to Uttershill Castle also see [1]
  • Make sure you check out Geohack for OSM for a selection of new maps including one that shows Wikipedia tags
  • There is a map of available of Fringe sites (google based)

Social Events

Local User Group
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When: every 3 month at 7:30 pm
Where: Guildford Arms (map)
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Every three months or so we have a social meeting at 7:00pm at the Guildford Arms Everyone is welcome, including those from outside the Edinburgh area, to come and meet with us. We will try and have either a hi-vis vest and/or OSM related flyers/posters on the table. The meetings happen on the third Tuesday apart from December where it depends on the holidays. This is an opportunity to meet with others and hear about what's going on, learn new mapping techniques, and just generally discuss all things relating to maps, open data, GIS, etc.

Upcoming Pub Meetings

The next OpenStreetMap meet-up from 7:00pm at the Guildford Arms:

  • Tuesday 18 March 2014
  • Tuesday 17 June 2014
  • Tuesday 23 September 2014
  • Tuesday 9 December 2014

Other Social Meetings

State of the Map

For 2013 it happened in October. All over! But we'll be organising another one for a similar time in 2014

Previous Events

Information, videos and media on the previous events can be found on these wiki pages:

Talks

So If there is anyone interested in giving a talk on a subject you are interested please post the information here

Bob Kerr gives a standard talk on Introduction to Openstreetmap and Humanitarian Mapping. Please do not change the links in this page as it will be used for further talks but please feel free to use it a s reference.

Talk delivered to National Trust Scotland. See the slides here and video here.

Cycling Scotland-Tutorial and Lesson Plan 2012

Wikipedia OpenData project page here

Previous Mapping Parties

Contacts

All information about the Edinburgh meetups will also be posted to [Talk GB] mailing list and individually e-mailed to the people on the Users_in_Edinburgh page or you can contact Central America You can also watch this page for changes

Those that are interested in joining in with the meetings please add your name to the Users_in_Edinburgh page. To do this please add the tag."[[Category:Users_in_Edinburgh|YOUR USER ID HERE]]" to your user page. If you are unsure how to do this contact Central America

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.

Tools

  • ITO OSM analysis compares the naming of our streets to that in the OS_locator database. You will need to subscribe to this by putting in an e-mail address and your password see ITO OSM Analysis
  • OS_StreetView is a map layer which aids in tracing over an area before a survey is done, see Ordnance_Survey_Opendata#Editing_guidelines
  • A complete list of street names in Edinburgh has been release by the Council on August 2010. You can get the information here
  • Mapseg is a method for extracting the buildings, forest, or rivers from OS_OpendData_ StreetView Tiles. The programs work but should be treated with great care in places where a lot of mapping has been previously done
  • 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.
  • The Edinburgh City Planning Department has a map based on the Ordnance Survey which they use to reference which most of the streets that are named. You can see the map here It goes into great detail. It seems to have a problem with Firefox however for Linux users it does work with Konquerer. This is copyright data and the ultimate authority of what streets are named is the Edinburgh Council (see above) so they should be called to verify the data.
  • Learning to edit this wiki or Wikipedia is a very useful skill. It well worth spending 20 minutes on this Tutorial
  • If you want to see an overview of who is doing which edits in your area have a look at OSM Mapper watch the videos here
  • The superb Map library in Edinburgh is well worth a visit Location To see a huge selection of their maps go here and type in Edinburgh into the search box
  • You can keep up to date by visiting the OSM_Blogs, there is also an RSS feed for this

Other Maps

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.

  • If you go to the wikipedia site for Edinburgh look for the part that says Coordinates 55° 56′ 58″ N, 3° 9′ 37″ W. Click on the link and you will get a list of maps for our area. You can do this for any location. See Edinburgh and maps
  • ELGIN Electronic Local Government Information Network ELGIN Edinburgh
  • Comparative maps can be interesting, you will also notice that Google satelite images are out of date see here and here

Treasure Hunts

Treasure Hunts are a good way to get out and explore your neighbourhood and collect some important data at the same time. You will find out more about your local area because looking for these items may take you to places that you have not been to before.

Edinburgh Festival Venues

It would be great to have all the Festival Venues in Edinburgh mapped. There is a Proposed features/Edinburgh Festivals to do this and all comments or changes are welcome.

In addition Culture Labs Scotland are putting together some data sets listing venues, which may be useful to help complete this.


Bus Stops , Naptan Data

The Naptan Data has recently been imported in for Edinburgh. This means that we should have all the bus stops available. It also means that the bus stops that we have already put in have been duplicated, so please choose the correct one and make sure the position of the Naptan node is correct. NOVAM-viewer is a tool for showing the bus stops that are in OSM. http://mappa-mercia.org/novam/

The data marks bus stops as "completely mapped", though the tactile paving=yes/no is not set. --Lulu-Ann 11:13, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

The tags on the Naptan nodes are as follows:

Edinburgh Bus Stop
  • highway:bus_stop
  • name:******
  • naptan:AtcoCode:**********
  • naptan:Bearing:*
  • naptan:CommonName: This is the name of the that is used on the timetables:don't change
  • naptan:Indicator: **********
  • naptan:Landmark:************
  • naptan:NaptanCode:********
  • naptan:PlusbusZoneRef:**********
  • naptan:Street:***********
  • naptan:verified
  • source: naptan_import

Please do not delete any on the tags marked as naptan as they will be used later. We need to change or add (photo on right isn't quite correct):

  • name: To the name displayed on the bus stop
  • route_ref: The numbers of all the busroute numbers eg 24;41
  • local_ref: (not shown in the picture) This is the letter or two that will normally have red background on a circle disk above the pole.
  • naptan:AtcoCode: (local_ref in the picture) This is the number that is displayed on the bus stop and usually differs slightly from the AtcoCode reference See [2] and [3] for more info
  • shelter: yes/no.
  • timetable_case: yes/no/empty
  • naptan:verified:yes (or preferably delete it.
  • source:survey

If we manage to verify the location of all the bus stops we will be able to make a transport route map for the city. There are some prototype openstreetmaps with realtime animations of where the trains are. We could do the same with the buses.

You can see Edinburgh Councils use of Naptan Data on mybustracker

Post Boxes

Edinburgh Post Box Reference

Through the Freedom of information Act you can see most of the post boxes in your area here. Unfortunately this information has not be transferred across to the map and the locations are not always accurate. Please add the reference numbers to the post boxes. You can find out more at post_box. Note. In Potlatch when you put in a new Post box it prompts you for a name, Please make sure you put the reference number in the ref=* tag.

Ancient Monuments

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

Examples and Inspiration

In this section there are examples of mapping and derived maps within Edinburgh and outside for your interest and inspiration. Please remember that it is very important that we do not copy other maps data into our map.

  • 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 Edinburgh 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 Osmarender
  • Vector graphics in the future see cartagen
  • Making the equivalent of an A to Z of an area see Maposmatic
  • Interested in seeing the map in different styles see Cloudmade
  • There is a specialised cycle routing engine using the OpenStreetMap data in Edinburgh called CycleStreets
  • Scottish Openstreetmap in Gaelic here

Edinburgh Map Status

We will also be celebrating that Edinburgh for the moment is one of the top cities that has its names compatible with the OS Names (OS_Locator) database. From the ITO analysis

Rank Area Roads in OS Locator Roads missing from OSM Percentage Complete
1 City of Edinburgh 4,756 0 100

There still remains some side roads and details in areas that need to be covered. We also need greater detail of the footpaths in areas especially some parks, There are golf courses, school names or places of community interest. RCHAMS are interested in getting volunteers to search and photograph historic places in Edinburgh.

Our Map so far

Cycle routes in or near Edinburgh

National routes

Route Description Route (around Edinburgh) Relation
NR1 North Sea Cycle Route
(Dover to Shetland)
Dalkeith - Newcraighall - Innocent Railway - Meadows - George Street - Haymarket - Cycle Path - Barnton - Forth Road Bridge Osm element relation.svg 9579 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
NR75 Forth to Clyde Leith - Water of Leith - Slatford - Balerno - Kirknewton Osm element relation.svg 11025 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
NR754 (previously RR43) Edinburgh to Glasgow via canal towpaths Fountainbridge - Union Canal - Ratho Osm element relation.svg 51479 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
NR76 Around the Forth, Edinburgh to Berwick-upon-Tweed Osm element relation.svg 15852 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)

Local routes

Ref Description Route Relation
RR Recommended Route avoiding City Bypass Musselburgh - Millerhill - Danderhall - Gilmerton - Mortonhall - Fairmilehead - Oxgangs - Colinton - Sighthill - Gyle Osm element relation.svg 39086 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
H2EP Haymarket to Edinburgh Park Haymarket - Murrayfield - Carrick Knowe - Broomhall - Gyle - Edinburgh Park Osm element relation.svg 48323 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
CEC1 Burdiehouse Burn Valley Park Burdiehouse - Liberton - Little France - Craigmillar
CEC2 The Braids Craiglockart - Morningside - The Inch - Peffermill - Duddingston - Northfield - Portobello / Dreghorn - Colinton - Braids / Pentlands - Swanston - Cominston - Oxgangs - Morningside / Buckstone - Braids - Liberton
CEC3 Blackford Hill to The Meadows Blackford Hill - Meadows / Meadows - Bruntsfield / Tollcross - Meadows - South Side - St Leonard's
CEC4 Craigmillar to Dalkeith Link Craigmillar - Little France - Danderhall - Moredun (- Dalkeith)
CEC5 Innocent Railway (Musselburgh -) Eastfield - Brunstane - Jewel - Duddingston - Holyrood Park - Old Town / Jewel - Fort Kinnaird / Brunstane - Newcraighall (- Queen Margaret University) Osm element relation.svg 1418505 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
CEC6 Firth of Forth South Queensferry - Cramond - Silverknowes - Newhaven - Granton - Leith - Seafield - Portobello - Joppa (- Fisherrow - Musselburgh) Osm element relation.svg 1429930 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
CEC7 - 21 to follow

There are also the "Family Network" routes, which appear to have their own numbering unrelated to the routes above. As of April 2014 there still doesn't appear to be a published list, but an outline map is available here, and at least the following have been signposted (with numbers in green variously coloured squares):

Ref Description Route Relation
6 City Centre to King's Buildings "Quiet Route" Southside/George Square - Meadows - Marchmont - Grange - Mayfield (joins "Quality Bike Corridor") Osm element relation.svg 2690727 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
8 City Centre to Edinburgh Park Haymarket - Carrick Knowe - Saughton - Bankhead- Edinburgh Park Osm element relation.svg 3678735 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
9 City Centre to The Gyle Murryfield - Corstorphine - Gyle Osm element relation.svg 3593344 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
10 Leith to Portobello Leith - Leith Links - Seafield - Portobello - Joppa Osm element relation.svg 2681600 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
20 Restalrig to Craigleith Restalrig - Easter Road - Leith Walk - Warriston - Inverleith - Craigleith Osm element relation.svg 3669789 (view, XML, Potlatch2, iD, JOSM, history, analyze, manage, gpx)
Others?